SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 12/2021

Calculating hump yard’s performance capability

Dezember 2021 | Martin Scheuch

When it comes to marshalling yards dealing with single wagon freight, the key metric by which the hump yard’s performance capability is indicated is how many wagons can be shunted per hour. All the operational shunting technology contained within a marshalling yard must be taken into account when determining this parameter. The calculation method used by DB Netz AG to achieve this is presented below. It takes into account the use of a utomation technology, the turnaround cycle of the hump locomotives and the o perational influences on gravity shunting...

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