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Macroscopic traffic flow in railway systems - A discussion of the applicability of fundamental diagrams

Weik, Norman (2022) Macroscopic traffic flow in railway systems - A discussion of the applicability of fundamental diagrams. Journal of Rail Transport Planning & Management, 23, p. 100330. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.jrtpm.2022.100330. ISSN 2210-9706.

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Abstract

Macroscopic traffic flow theory is widely used to analyze the performance and congestion in transportation systems and urban traffic. Currently, the main area of application is road traffic, where fundamental diagrams depicting the relationship between performance parameters such as traffic density, traffic flow and vehicle speed are used to represent traffic regimes and system settings. Research on the applicability for rail traffic systems is only starting to emerge and has mainly focused on mass transit systems and moving block signaling systems, so far. The current paper provides a theoretical analysis of traffic flow properties on unidirectional railway lines. Macroscopic fundamental diagrams are established and used to analyze similarities and differences of traffic flow behavior in railway systems. It is shown how fundamental diagrams allow to pinpoint flow regimes and different phases in train traffic, which can be useful information for system design and operation planning. Railway systems are studied both in a deterministic setting allowing to analyze peak efficiency and in a stochastic setting with perturbations.

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Document Type:Article
Title:Macroscopic traffic flow in railway systems - A discussion of the applicability of fundamental diagrams
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Weik, NormanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5977-9958UNSPECIFIED
Date:21 June 2022
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Rail Transport Planning & Management
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:23
DOI:10.1016/j.jrtpm.2022.100330
Page Range:p. 100330
Publisher:Elsevier
Series Name:RailBeijing 2021 Special Issue
ISSN:2210-9706
Status:Published
Keywords:railways, traffic flow, capacity, fundamental diagram, congestion
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Rail Transport
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V SC Schienenverkehr
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Digitalisierung und Automatisierung des Bahnsystems (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Design and Evaluation of Mobility Solutions, BS
Deposited By: Weik, Norman
Deposited On:01 Jul 2022 15:06
Last Modified:27 Feb 2024 14:59

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