Technical Expertise
  • Train Performance Calculations
  • Network Simulations
  • Operation Analysis
  • Freight Operation Analysis
  • Line and Terminal Capacity Analysis
  • Intermodal Coordination
  • Operation Plan Evaluation
  • Schedule/Dispatching Conflict Solving
  • Preliminary Engineer Design
  • Operational Impact Analysis
  • Network Optimization
  • Simulation Packages:
    • Paramics
    • Vision
    • Rail Plan/Power Plan
    • Rail Traffic Control (RTC)
    • Railsim
    • TSIS
    • Synchron

  • Title: Operation Analysis for a freight line connecting mine and port in Western Australia.
  • Budget: $200,000.
  • Funding Source: Yilgarn Infrastructure, Limited Australia
  • Duration: May –July 2007
  • Sub to PB, Inc.
  • The objectives of this study are to explore and evaluate the feasibility of utilizing heavy rail in the western part of Australia to move iron ore from mines located in the west coast. An infrastructure company intends to utilize an existing narrow gauge track and extend new tracks on both ends to connect the mine and the port. Operation analysis and train simulation techniques are used in this study to evaluate the feasibility and cost/benefit of mine operations.