Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 4, No 4 (2012)

Algorithm for Choosing Traction Rolling-Stock for Railway Line Rail Baltica

Stasys Steišūnas
Gintautas Bureika


The article analyses traction rolling-stock for freight transportation presently used by AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai. The paper explores and compares technical data on the above mentioned rolling-stock and estimates exploitation expenses. Following an assessment of forecasting freight flows on the future railway line Rail Baltica, an algorithm for selecting traction rolling-stock is proposed. The efficiency of locomotives operating on the railway is determined taking into account three multi-criteria evaluation methods: the sum of ratings, simple additive weighting and geometric mean method. Locomotives are estimated in accordance with technical, economic and ecological aspects. The results of possible performance efficiency of rolling stock have been determined changing weight coefficient values of the criteria.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2012-11-28

Keyword(s): rolling-stock; railway line Rail Baltica; exploitation expenses; multi-criteria evaluation methods; efficiency of rolling-stock exploitation

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2012.62

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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