More than just scheduling terminal-to-terminal trips for trains, “Precision Scheduled Railroading” (PSR) creates entire point-to-point trip plans for individual railroad shipments. Since precision execution was first put into practice, the benefits to shipment arrival reliability and to freight railroads’ profitability have been demonstrated by its use in several Class One freight railroads. However, the effects of the PSR operating strategy on passenger railway operations in shared freight/passenger corridors has not been studied in detail. This research examines the effects of PSR railroad operations on passenger railways, including measuring “Host Railroad Minutes of Delay per 10,000 Train-Miles” and “On-Time Performance” of individual passenger railways, both intercity and high-speed.
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Railroads, railways, passenger railways, Precision Scheduled Railroad
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John G. Green and Francis J. Miller. "Examining the Effects of Precision Scheduled Railroading on Intercity Passenger and High-Speed Rail Service" Mineta Transportation Institute Publications (2022). https://doi.org/10.31979/mti.2022.2016