This research studies the effects of the “Precision Scheduled Railroad” freight railroad operations on the passenger railways that share the railway corridors with them. One of the measures examined is on-time performance of individual passenger railways, both intercity passenger railways and high-speed rail. Other train performance indicators are studied to present a complete picture of the effects of the PSR operations strategy on passenger railway operations. Lastly, recommendations are made as to provide effective and efficient passenger railways service in a Precision Scheduled Railroad shared corridor environment.
California State University, Fresno