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Online ozbob

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Station platform management
« on: June 26, 2012, 03:02:28 PM »
Discussion on 'Station platform management to control station dwell times in order to maintain a maximum number of trains per hour in association with seating reconfiguration'.
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Offline SurfRail

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Re: Station platform management
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 05:10:05 PM »
One thing that really needs to happen is DDA upgrades at Central 1-4.  If the train was actually level with the platform I expect they would be able to clear them much more quickly.
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Re: Station platform management
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 06:42:33 PM »
Still doesn't fix the horriable 10kph speed restriction.

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Re: Station platform management
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 12:36:26 AM »
Still doesn't fix the horriable 10kph speed restriction.
That's due to the points isn't it? I don't know much about them, but is there anything other than how heavily those points are used that would stop them being replaced with 'better' ones? I think the tunnels might be a bit of a restriction.

I think encouraging passengers to spread along the platform in peak is a must. Perhaps tie it into the annoucement of an approaching service? "The Ferny Grove and Mitchelton service will arrive in approximately 2 minutes. Passengers please spread down the platform to ensure a quick boarding time."

Maybe also do something about pax at Central/Roma St crowding the doors in the PM peak making it difficult for pax to get off?
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Re: Station platform management
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 11:08:55 AM »
Pretty sure it has nothing at all to do with the type of points. Its the tight left/right curve over short distance before the platform.

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Re: Station platform management
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 11:19:06 AM »
Still doesn't fix the horriable 10kph speed restriction.

It certainly doesn't, but they are separate problems. 

Platform 4 might have to be made less straight (like platform 6 at the other end) in order to accommodate a better approach - assuming you can carve out room without falling foul of structural issues.  I doubt any platform DDA works would extend to fixing the underpinning for the buildings on top.

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Re: Station platform management
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 06:10:39 PM »

Use departure chimes to cut down on dwells.
03:25 is a good one.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_melody#Characteristics

 

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