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Working Paper 08-16 - Demande de transport et capacité du réseau ferroviaire belge

Working Paper 08-16 - Transportvraag en capaciteit van het Belgische spoorwegnetwerk

Dominique Gusbin and Bruno Hoornaert

Working Papers from Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium

Abstract: The PLANET model, developed by the Federal Planning Bureau within the framework of a cooperation agreement with the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport, makes it possible to calculate the long-term evolution of transport demand in Belgium. Transport demand includes both passenger and freight transport and is broken down by mode of transport. For rail transport, demand is projected assuming constant average speed on the network over the whole projection period. The PLANET model does not take into account railway infrastructure capacity; in other words, it assumes that the network will be able to cope with any increase in demand without affecting the quality of service. Since the utilisation rate of some lines is already very high, there was a need to extend the scope of analysis of PLANET to estimate the impact of the future railway demand on the network utilisation rate. That analysis, performed at a detailed spatial level (the rail sections), is useful and pertinent, particularly for rail operators and public authorities within the context of the railway investment plans.

Keywords: Passenger; and; freight; transport (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C8 R4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-09-30
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