train path


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train path

In railway terminology, the timing of a possible movement of a train along a given route. All the train paths on a given route constitute a timetable.
Translations
sillon horaire
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The plan is to release one train path an hour through the West Midlands, where traffic is limited by platform space, junctions, and franchising restrictions, not track capacity.
I was shocked to learn from Network Rail staff that no extra paths for trains is part of the PS49 million Welsh Government contract, other than a maybe one extra train path every two hours between Wrexham and Chester.
The consecutive arcs of travel and waiting arcs build a train path.
The executive alleged that the national railway company was responsible for train path allocation functions in the event of traffic disruption.
Harrod (2009) evaluates capacity as the quantity of train paths with some delay penalty, and finds that over a uniform, periodic base flow of identical slower trains, a faster additional train path will consume fewer network resources.
A WAG spokesman said: "The Welsh Assembly Government agrees that this service should run through Wrexham and is disappointed that there isn't a train path available from Holyhead to Cardiff via Wrexham with an arrival before 10 o'clock.
Initially, the new service will be routed via Crewe rather than Wrexham, as Network Rail is currently unable to offer a train path from Holyhead to Cardiff via Wrexham with an arrival before 10am.
Mr Stewart urged the DfT to reject the business case for New Street Gateway because it "would not be a good use of public money", while Grand Central would provide a "very significant" increase in train path capacity.
Yet, in France, it is a specialised service within the SNCF, the Direction de la Circulation Ferroviaire (DCF), that is responsible for carrying out the preliminary technical studies before addressing train path allocation requests and last-minute train path allocations.
No timetable slot was available, and I therefore decided to start the new service as soon as possible, with the service going via Crewe, than wait for a train path through Wrexham which may not become available for some time.
line request, line stock plan, line planning, line meeting and train path statement.