When High Performance Passenger Rail Comes: Optimal Rail Service Planning in a Shared User Passenger and Freight Corridor

The objective of the present study is therefore to introduce the concept of strategic level scheduling to train operational planning on shared use passenger and freight rail corridors, considering the introduction of high performance passenger services. This study will offer a most comprehensive consideration of different cost components involved in both the passenger and freight train operation sides. In particular, the strategic level scheduling attempts to produce train timetables that are in accordance with the operational nature of shared use corridors and in consideration of passenger schedule delay, the latter of which represents an integral and significant component in intercity passenger transportation but is often ignored in existing train scheduling research and practice.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $27387
  • Contract Numbers:


    UIC 2117-9060-02-C

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Volinski, Joel

  • Principal Investigators:

    Schlickman, Stephen

  • Start Date: 20140701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20141231

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01595882
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transit Research
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC22, UIC 2117-9060-02-C
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2016 10:32AM