IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/hhs/ctswps/2013_008.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Spatial, temporal and size distribution of freight train delays: evidence from Sweden

Author

Listed:

Abstract

This paper analyzes how freight train delays are distributed with respect to size, location and time of their occurrence. Arrival delays are analyzed in detail using data covering all freight train departures and arrivals during 2008 and 2009 in Sweden. Moreover, the link between capacity usage and expected delay is analyzed using the fact that demand fluctuates on different time scales, especially due to the economic chock in 2009. Since the distribution of delays on different scales describe reliability and vulnerability in the rail transport system, the results have potentially important policy implications for rail investment appraisal.

Suggested Citation

  • Krüger, Niclas A. & Vierth , Inge & Fakhraei Roudsari, Farzad, 2013. "Spatial, temporal and size distribution of freight train delays: evidence from Sweden," Working papers in Transport Economics 2013:8, CTS - Centre for Transport Studies Stockholm (KTH and VTI).
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:ctswps:2013_008
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.transportportal.se/swopec/CTS2013-8.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Andrea D’Ariano & Marco Pranzo, 2009. "An Advanced Real-Time Train Dispatching System for Minimizing the Propagation of Delays in a Dispatching Area Under Severe Disturbances," Networks and Spatial Economics, Springer, vol. 9(1), pages 63-84, March.
    2. Carey, Malachy & Kwiecinski, Andrzej, 1994. "Stochastic approximation to the effects of headways on knock-on delays of trains," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 251-267, August.
    3. Yuan, Jianxin & Hansen, Ingo A., 2007. "Optimizing capacity utilization of stations by estimating knock-on train delays," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 41(2), pages 202-217, February.
    4. Mu, Shi & Dessouky, Maged, 2011. "Scheduling freight trains traveling on complex networks," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 45(7), pages 1103-1123, August.
    5. Burdett, R.L. & Kozan, E., 2006. "Techniques for absolute capacity determination in railways," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 40(8), pages 616-632, September.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Krüger, Niclas A. & Vierth, Inge, 2014. "Precautionary and operative costs of freight train delays: a case study of a Swedish grocery company," Working papers in Transport Economics 2014:3, CTS - Centre for Transport Studies Stockholm (KTH and VTI).

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Fat-tails; Freight; Delays; Rail; Reliability; Vulnerability;

    JEL classification:

    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hhs:ctswps:2013_008. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (CTS). General contact details of provider: http://www.cts.kth.se/ .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.