Capacity Assessment in Railway Networks

Nikola Bešinović*, Rob M.P. Goverde

*Corresponding author for this work

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Capacity assessment is essential for densely utilized railway networks. To guarantee stable operations, it is necessary to evaluate the capacity occupation and determine possible infrastructure bottlenecks. This requires accurate microscopic models that incorporate detailed infrastructure characteristics, signalling and interlocking logic, train characteristics, and driver behaviour. This chapter presents capacity assessment models based on a novel algebraic approach that builds on accurate running and blocking time computations. The capacity assessment should be undertaken on corridors, station areas, and networks, and as such, support a better understanding of the existing timetable constraints and possible infrastructure investments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
ISSN (Print)0884-8289


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