Computation of Capacity on Railway Networks

Forsgren, Malin (2003) Computation of Capacity on Railway Networks. [SICS Report]



Banverket, the Swedish National Rail Administration, is interested in the development of a standard regarding how to assess capacity on railway networks. Jan Ekman and Per Kreuger at SICS AB propose that capacity on a section of a railway network for a specific traffic pattern can be assessed by computing its cycle time. This report covers an account of my implementation of Ekman and Kreuger's cycle time algorithm. It also describes my suggestion of an algorithm that transforms an intuitive representation of a traffic pattern to a graph that can be used as input to the cycle time algorithm. My major contribution to the project is to facilitate the computation of the cycle time of a traffic pattern by having designed a bridge between the description of a traffic pattern and the format suitable for Ekman and Kreuger's algorithm. The execution of these two tasks are important for an eventual continuation of the main project. My results constitute an important piece in a work that has the potential of making a real difference in the way in which capacity related issues in this field are handled.

Item Type:SICS Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:railway capacity, traffic pattern, cycle time computation
ID Code:2324
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:29 Oct 2007
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:05

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