SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 04/2020

Operational concept for the NGT CARGO on the European reference route Madrid–Bukarest

April 2020 | Michael Mönsters, Leander Flamm

With the NGT CARGO, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is researching on one possible future of rail freight transport with high speeds up to 400 km/h. For the needed investments in high performance rolling stock to be justified, the infrastructure has to be designed for these speeds, too. In this study a possible route between Spain and Romania was identified based on a previously defined reference route. By means of a microscopic simulation, journey times, energy consumption and necessary vehicle numbers were calculated....