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Analysis and Evaluation of Double Ended Flat-shunted Yard Performance Employing Two Yard Crews

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Marin Marinov


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The yards are facilities that reassemble inbound freight train cars into outbound freight trains. These facilities play an essential role for providing the freight transportation service by rail, however, they are non-revenue producing elements for the railway freight companies and therefore keeping them unutilized is not acceptable. In this paper, a double-ended flat-shunted yard has been studied by discrete-event-based simulations. The results obtained demonstrate significantly low utilisation levels of the subsystems of this yard. Therefore, a possible reduction of floating resources is investigated.

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Author(s): Marinov M, Viegas J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Transportation Engineering

Year: 2011

Volume: 137

Issue: 5

Pages: 319-326

Print publication date: 15/09/2010

Date deposited: 14/09/2010

ISSN (print): 0733-947X

ISSN (electronic): 1943-5436

Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers


DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000218


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