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Journal of Advanced Transportation
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 6381718, 11 pages
Research Article

A Novel Space-Time-Speed Method for Increasing the Passing Capacity with Safety Guaranteed of Railway Station

1State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University, Shangyuancun, Xizhimenwai, Beijing 100044, China
2Signalling and Communications Research Institute, China Academy of Railway Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
3Transportation Department of Beijing Railways Bureau, Beijing 100860, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Junfeng Wang

Received 8 December 2016; Accepted 7 February 2017; Published 27 February 2017

Academic Editor: Zhi-Chun Li

Copyright © 2017 Junfeng Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A method for improving the passing capacity of a station without adding any track and equipment is proposed in this paper. In the process of handling train routes, by transforming the existing fixed train-approaching locking section into a variable mode, the route locking time is shortened and in-station resource consumption is reduced. This approach improves the capacity of the station. At the same time, delay of the train can be quickly returned to normal. A method of variable train-approaching locking section is discussed; a mathematical model for increasing station passing capacity is shown. Comparison between the impact of a variable train-approaching locking section and a fixed mode on the station passing capacity is shown.