rail capacity

rail capacity

[′rāl kə‚pas·əd·ē]
(civil engineering)
The maximum number of trains which can be planned to move in both directions over a specified section of track in a 24-hour period.
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The project will increase the rail capacity and improve the availability of so called 10 minute traffic on the rail way "Roslagsbanan" in the northern part of Stockholm.
The only negative I can see is that yet another opportunity to improve rail capacity at the station has passed.
It will reduce commuting times, vastly increase rail capacity and encourage people to use public transport instead of driving into the city.
Although the cost of conversion would be substantial, adding new rail capacity and continuing rail subsidies would be expensive, the IEA said in Paving Over the Tracks: A better use of Britain's railways?
A POLITICIAN says part of the PS10m transport investment secured in the recent Liberal Democrat Budget Deal with the Welsh Government should be used to increase rail capacity between Wrexham and Chester.
THE DIFFERENT TRACKS Jason McCartney Colne Valley MP Cynical coalition are reducing the likelihood that HS2 would ever be built Barry Sheerman Huddersfield MP French say if your towns are emptying now, once they have high-speed rail they will empty even faster Lillian Greenwood Shadow rail minister HS2 viable but we need to increase rail capacity rather than pure speed Andrew McNaughton HS2 technical director HS2 would create 100,000 jobs and return an estimated PS2.
The need is about the dramatic requirement for additional rail capacity in this country and this is the only clear strategic way in which we can increase that capacity.
We are investing in increased rail capacity on the Whitehall Subdivision to help move more frac sand and to develop a more robust supply chain for our customers in Wisconsin to connect with the oil and gas shale basins in North America," said Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
We are investing in increased rail capacity on the Whitehall Subdivision to help move more frac sand, and to develop a more robust supply chain for our customers in Wisconsin to connect with the oil and gas shale basins in North America," said Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN's executive vice president and chief marketing officer, in a press release.
BUSINESS leaders say an increase in rail capacity is essential for Tyneside In recent months, the high speed rail project has been criticised for shunning the North East with concern that the train, but not the new track, will come to the region.
Rail capacity has been a major bone of contention in the bitter HS2 debate with campaigners questioning government demand forecasts for the PS32billion line which will run from London Euston to a new station near the NEC.
The planned expansions of pipelines like the mid-continent Seaway line in the first quarter of 2013 should displace some rail capacity, as pipelines are a cheaper option than rail.