IF articles

Capacity versus punctuality assessment procedures and accessibility measures for rail networks

Summary - The article provides a review and a practi- cal comparison of capacity and punctuality assessment methodologies; it also identifies and evaluates a manage- able and streamlined approach to their estimation for pre- liminary or large-scale analysis based on consolidated for- mulations for travel time, delay and utilized capacity. This becomes particularly relevant in absence of detailed infra- structure and timetable data as we aim at evaluating some fundamental operational and performance indicators. Sec- ondly, these parameters are integrated in an accessibility analysis by rail; the overall outcomes provide a valuable tool for decision makers to identify areas more or less ac- cessible and how/where improvements in infrastructure and levels of service could benefit users.

  • Dicembre
Num. 12
Pag. 1011