A major problem for rail transport is the fact that parts of the rail infrastructure, mainly open tracks and stations, are operated at or even beyond capacity, whereas most of the network is characterised by excessive overcapacity. Our capacity analyses help our clients to identify the most critical bottlenecks and to prepare an investment plan with high benefit-cost ratios. The capacity of infrastructure is not only determined by the infrastructure itself, but also by the operational processes and procedures and the rolling stock. Capacity is also a major issue for our clients working in the field of vehicle maintenance.

Selected references:

Port railways of major international ports, Europe (multiple projects)

Assessment of the capacity of existing rail infrastructure and drafting of a short term (operational adjustment) and long term (infrastructure adjustment) action plan.

Infrastructure Manager and Railway Undertakings, Europe (multiple projects)

Application of UIC directive 406 for a consistent and standardised assessment of capacity on existing infrastructure.

Intermodal terminals, Europe (multiple projects)

Planning of infrastructure considering the long term capacity requirements determined by expected growth of cargo.

Infrastructure Manager, Germany

Increasing capacity by applying advanced dispatching processes and dispatching algorithms.