Lookup NU author(s): Dr Marin Marinov
In this paper, a two-step approach for the evaluation of rail freight yard performance at a tactical management level, that could plausibly be used at both annual and weekly planning levels, is presented and discussed. The suggested approach involves analytical modelling with G/G/m queues and event-based simulations with SIMUL8 which is implemented for the purposes of a rail freight operator. Interesting concepts and important relations involving traffic rules, yard capacity and utilization rates are demonstrated based on a case study of CP Carga, the Portuguese rail freight operator.
Author(s): Marinov MV, Viegas JM
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Transportation Planning and Technology
Print publication date: 19/05/2011
ISSN (print): 0308-1060
ISSN (electronic): 1029-0354
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
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