Capacity for express trains on mixed traffic lines
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Rail Transportation, ISSN 2324-8386, Vol. 2, no 1, 17-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Mixed traffic with large speed differences between fast and slower trains consumesmore capacity and makes the system sensitive to disruptions. This article focuses onadequate train configuration for increasing the top speed for express trains like theGreen Train and how that affects capacity on lines with heterogeneous traffic.Microscopic simulation of a future timetable selected by criteria revealed by analyticaltimetable analysis for a chosen structure of services combines the advantages of twomethods and makes it possible to reveal relevant characteristics for different alternatives.Punctual short stops through better train layout and skip-stop operation forregional trains are a few of the measures that are shown to have compensating effectsfor the increase in capacity utilisation and can reduce disruptions. Although it ispossible to reduce the perturbations by means of different measures, the basic problemwith mixing fast and slower trains on the same line still remains.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. Vol. 2, no 1, 17-27 p.
Green Train, freight train, mixed traffic, train timetabling, punctuality, capacity
Transport Systems and Logistics
Research subject Järnvägsgruppen - Gröna tåget
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165404DOI: 10.1080/23248378.2013.878292OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-165404DiVA: diva2:808254
QC 201504302015-04-272015-04-272016-09-02Bibliographically approved