a little oil for thought

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Wed Aug 13 12:21:56 MDT 2003


> The operating people stepped in, and using pencil and paper,
> developed a capacity analysis of mainline operation feeding Grand
> Central, impact of the slowdown from 60 MPH mainline speed to 10 MPH
> GCT speed, required velocity of platform track turnover (arrive,
> unload, load and clear)

relevant to discussion w/ Jurriaan on scientific modeling. queueing
theory such as indicated here is one of the places where mathematics
is profitably used in social sciences -- i assume train/track
management would be thought of as as much social as physical

of course, with all due caveats for lack of well-funded
mass-transportation in the US.

les schaffer

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