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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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On August 9, Garneau said the government will invest C$12.4 million in two projects in Saskatchewan to enhance rail capacity, reduce bottlenecks and increase competition for shippers by offering them increased access to two railways instead of just one.
"We are investing $210M in rail capacity in North Vancouver to support the expanding coal and grain export terminals and to further encourage the growth of natural resources export supply chains." "Our investments and dedicated grain team focused our efforts onto what is going to be a record year," said Allen Foster, vice president of Bulk at CN.
The Alberta government estimates the one-time capital cost of adding the extra rail capacity at about C$350 million ($264.6 million), with the total operating costs spread over three years estimated at about C$2.6 billion, the sources said.
PD Ports has extensive rail capacity with direct intermodal links across the UK and with a new, second planned daily service to Scotland imminent, we will shortly see further opportunities for cargo movements to and from Scotland."
"We're committed to being a good neighbour to everyone affected by the construction of HS2, which will increase rail capacity and reduce journey times, while creating thousands of jobs across the UK.
The new inland terminal is the second for the GPA and part of the "Network Georgia" program designed to create inland terminals throughout the state to reduce intermodal truck traffic and provide greater rail capacity to the Southeast U.S.
Our pictures give a sneak peek of one of the new trains and a CGI view of how Gatwick's station will look in 2020 after a PS120million refurbishment is completed in readiness for a doubling of rail capacity.
This project is expected to 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.
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.