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Addressing nodal constraints on the capacity of railways

Armstrong, J., Preston, J., Potts, C., Bektas, T. and Paraskevopoulos, D. (2017). Addressing nodal constraints on the capacity of railways. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 231(5), pp. 637-646. doi: 10.1177/0954409717706271

Abstract

As demand for passenger and freight transport on Britain’s railways increases, providing additional capacity and making the best use of the existing infrastructure are priorities for the industry. Since the stations and junctions forming the nodes of the railway network tend to form the constraints on route and network capacity, improved understanding of their operation and capacity characteristics is particularly important.
This paper describes research undertaken to improve the understanding of nodal capacity and capacity utilisation, and to route and schedule trains more efficiently through nodes, thus improving service quality and/or releasing capacity for additional train services

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Armstrong, J., Preston, J., Potts, C., Bektas, T. & Paraskevopoulos, D. (2017). Addressing nodal constraints on the capacity of railways. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 231(5), pp. 637-646. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
Publisher Keywords: Railways, capacity, capacity utilisation, nodes, stations, junctions, trains, rescheduling, re-routeing
Subjects: T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/19848
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