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Addressing nodal constraints on railway capacity

Addressing nodal constraints on railway capacity
Addressing nodal constraints on railway capacity
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.
Railways, Capacity, Capacity Utilisation, Nodes, Stations, Junctions, Trains, Re-scheduling, Re-routeing
637-646
Armstrong, John
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Preston, Jonathan
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Potts, Christopher
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Bektas, Tolga
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Paraskevopoulos, D.
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Armstrong, John
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Preston, Jonathan
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Potts, Christopher
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Bektas, Tolga
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Paraskevopoulos, D.
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Armstrong, John, Preston, Jonathan, Potts, Christopher, Bektas, Tolga and Paraskevopoulos, D. (2017) Addressing nodal constraints on railway capacity. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 231 (5), 637-646. (doi:10.1177/0954409717706271).

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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.

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Accepted/In Press date: 11 March 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 9 May 2017
Published date: May 2017
Keywords: Railways, Capacity, Capacity Utilisation, Nodes, Stations, Junctions, Trains, Re-scheduling, Re-routeing
Organisations: Decision Analytics & Risk, Operational Research, Transportation Group

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Local EPrints ID: 406730
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/406730
PURE UUID: 4cef6eac-157a-483b-9665-3a8bc8f63188
ORCID for Jonathan Preston: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6866-049X
ORCID for Tolga Bektas: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0634-144X

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Date deposited: 21 Mar 2017 02:05
Last modified: 12 Dec 2017 05:01

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