Practice review in peak period rail network management: Sydney and San Francisco Bay area

Hale, C. and Charles, P. (2009). Practice review in peak period rail network management: Sydney and San Francisco Bay area. In: Australasian Transport Research Forum 2009, Auckland New Zealand, (). 29 September -1 October 2009.

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Author Hale, C.
Charles, P.
Title of paper Practice review in peak period rail network management: Sydney and San Francisco Bay area
Conference name Australasian Transport Research Forum 2009
Conference location Auckland New Zealand
Conference dates 29 September -1 October 2009
Convener Heather Staley
Place of Publication Canberra ACT, Australia
Publisher Australian Government: Department of Infrastructure and Transport Research
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
Total pages 17
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The paper reviews current rail peak demand management approaches in Sydney and San Francisco through a practice review approach. Sydney and the San Francisco Bay Area offer two cases in the management of rail passenger demand in peak periods and beyond. By reviewing a range of strategies in use and under consideration, a broader picture emerges of the potential options and solutions available. In Sydney, certain lines are facing challenging peak-period scenarios, in which the rail system is severely overcrowded and perhaps unable to deliver greater capacity without major infrastructure upgrades. The paper reviews the state of practice in Sydney - tracking the peak demand problem and considering the management, pricing and communication strategies that are currently in place and emerging. In San Francisco, similar scenarios of peak-capacity are faced, with infrastructure bottlenecks at critical locations and potential operational constraints on the horizon in a region with a growing population. From these case study examples, suggestions are drawn for a suite of strategy options to assist transport agencies and rail operators to address peak demand issues through a managed and structured approach.
Subjects 090507 Transport Engineering
120506 Transport Planning
140217 Transport Economics
Keyword Transport planning
Rail demand management
Peak period
Mass transit capacity
San Francisco
Q-Index Code E1
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