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An Event Based Simulation Model to evaluate the Design of a Rail Interchange Yard, which provides Service to High Speed and Conventional Railways

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Marin Marinov



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Railway interchanges are key operational points on a railway. However, railways are changing due to rail networks being upgraded to include high speed lines. Therefore, to allow for the integration of high speed lines with current conventional railways there is a prevalent need for railway interchanges to be redesigned. The scope of this paper is to conduct a study to design a railway yard of the future, which will be able to facilitate an interchange between a high speed railway and a conventional railway. The design method implemented in this study is a progressive approach which is based upon a simulation with subsequent evaluations and revisions. The final designs given in this study have been proven through evaluation to be a promising stream of rail research. The designs have also allowed for a discussion to be carried out on the economic benefits which can be achieved for the United Kingdom’s High Speed Two (HS2) project by utilising the railway interchanges designed in this study between the new high speed line and the current conventional rail network.

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Author(s): Abbott D, Marinov M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory

Year: 2015

Volume: 52

Pages: 15-39

Print publication date: 01/03/2015

Online publication date: 31/01/2015

Acceptance date: 14/12/2014

Date deposited: 14/12/2014

ISSN (print): 1569-190X

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.simpat.2014.12.003


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