train headway

train headway

The interval of time between two trains boarded by the same unit at the same point.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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'The rehabilitation of the 24 LRVs will expand capacity which should result in faster travel time because of reduced train headway and queueing time,' LRMC president and CEO Juan Alfonso said in a statement.
[24] built a model to maximize the overlapping time between the motoring and braking of successive trains by regulating train headway and dwell time.
Train headway and interstation runtimes are optimized to improve the utilization of RBE as well as reduce the traction energy consumption by allocating the runtime supplements properly.
Meanwhile, for URT, path impedance mainly consists of travel time, comfort, transfer time, train headway, and so forth.
Passenger waiting time is related to the train headway and the time that passengers arrive at the platform.
To deal with the rush-hour crowd, the RTA has also decreased the train headway on the Red Line to two minutes 38 seconds during peak hours.
Criteria Consideration Demand pattern Many-to-one Many-to-many Problem scope Morning Afternoon Peak Decision variable Feeder zone boundary (Z) Stop spacing (BS) Station spacing (RS) Bus frequency (BF) Bus headways (BH) Train headway (RH) Bus route density (BRD) Rail station density (RSD) Bus route location (BRL) Bus route length (BL) Rail line length (RL) Fleet size (N) Travel time (T) Mode (M) Constraint Load factor (LF) Geographic (G) Budget (BU) Demand bound (D) Bus route length (BL) Route feasibility (RF) Frequency bound (F) Bus headways (BH) Train headway (RH) Rail line length (RL) Maximum of fleet (N) Vehicle capacity (C) Travel distance (TD) TABLE 3: Classification of the literature based on problem perspective.
Off-peak train headway will be every four to 10 minutes.
The starting time of the first westbound (WB) train is varied each time by a quarter a of train headway. This ensures that the positions where the WB trains cross the east-bound (EB) trains are different between staggers.
Train headway on open railway lines operates in a spatial gap of the length of two fixed block sections, and the minimal headway is determined according to UIC recommendations.
Train headway is an important concept that is directly related to operation safety and the capacity of a metro line.
The upgrade includes the introduction of a new signalling system of 385 jointless track circuits to detect train position, maintain safe separation distances and deliver train headways capable of meeting the extremely demanding timetable.