Railway Line Capacity Relative to Additional Block Division


  • Piotr Folęga Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering
  • Maciej Irlik Alstom Polska Sp. z o.o.
  • Andrzej Kochan Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Transport
  • Grzegorz Wojnar Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering




railway capacity, ETCS, simulation, MATLAB, Simulink


The article discusses the results of studies of railway line capacity relative to the application of additional block division using virtual blocks in the process of positioning a train reporting its position and train set integrity. The studies were conducted using the authors’ original simulation software enabling extensive parameterisation of infrastructure, including configuration of the train control system and signalling principles, by taking the actual characteristics of train movements into account based on data obtained from real-life measurements.


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How to Cite

Folęga, P., Irlik, M., Kochan, A., & Wojnar, G. (2024). Railway Line Capacity Relative to Additional Block Division. Promet - Traffic&Transportation, 36(1), 42–54. https://doi.org/10.7307/ptt.v36i1.360