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Define Train Service & Frequency

How characterization is performed

The starting point to determine service lines is a professional analysis of the passenger and freight forecasts. The next step is to wisely determine each rail service line, passenger or freight, for which the service line can have a variety of characteristics:

  • What are the origin and destination stations of the service line?

  • Several alternatives can be defined for the train route, so the route has to be determined in accordance with the demand and the infrastructure limitations.

  • Is the service line characterized as intercity direct line or with intermediate stops?

  • Define the type of coaches/cars/locomotives for each service line; the amount of the rolling stock; the capacity of each train (passengers or freight tons).


  • Service line frequency.

Service line characterization example

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