Blog Entry# 4737991
Posted: Oct 08 (10:50)
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Question: What are the factors (both technical and operational) that affect the average speed of passenger and goods trains?
Answer: A train runs a 100 km line at 50 kmph. If we neglect accelerating and decelerating time, we have time of the journey 2 hrs. But if the train must stop somewhere en route for to give way to another train (eg. on a single track line) , it must stop for 6 minutes (0.1 hrs). Then (again neglecting accelerating and decelerating time) we have real speed 100/2.1=47.62 kmph. Increasing the top