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Assessment of Improvement Areas for Increasing the Capacity of Ethio-Djibouti Railway Line

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dc.contributor.advisor Biniyam, Ayalew (Mr.)
dc.contributor.author Yohannes, Melkamu
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-02T04:50:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-02T04:50:56Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/15445
dc.description.abstract Ethio-Djibouti railway line can support the economic growth of the country by allowing transportation of more goods than now, reduce greenhouse gas emission (environmental friendly), reduce road congestion, allows the country to increase the variety of export goods. This research aims to analyze the capacity issues of Ethio-Djibouti railway line and identify and assess possible capacity improvement areas to satisfy the railway transport demand of Ethiopia for the coming 50years time period. To attain the objective of the research firstly practical capacity of the existing EthioDjibouti railway line is done by UIC405 analytical method; secondly railway transportation demand for both freight and passenger is assessed along the corridor; it‟s obvious that the capacity of the existing railway will saturate in the future, the saturation year is identified by comparing the practical capacity of Ethio-Djibouti railway line with railway transportation demand analysis done along the corridor. Finally possible capacity expansion plan mainly infrastructure improvement is identified in this research. The single track section of Ethio-Djibouti railway practically can accommodate 33 trains/day. The section from Dire Dawa to Negad starting from 2030GC; the section from Awash to DireDawa starting from 2036GC and the section from Adama to Awash starting from 2037GC will become saturated and needed capacity improvement. To satisfy the increasing railway transportation demand along Ethio-Djibouti railway line increasing the number of trains operating on the line can be the solution; but the sections infrastructure capacity wouldn‟t allow to add more trains in the saturation years. Therefore, in 2030GC the single track railway from DireDawa to Djibouti; in the year of 2036GC the section from Awash to Dire Dawa and in the year of 2037 GC the railway line section from Adama to Awash should have to be changed to double track in order to fulfill the demand. The double track section from Sebeta to Adama can practically accommodate 64 trains/day but the demand analysis shows that starting from 2059GC the line will become saturated in this case infrastructure expansion is not necessary because it can satisfy the demand on the specified time window. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher AAU en_US
dc.subject capacity en_US
dc.subject Ethio-Djibouti railway en_US
dc.subject capacity improvement en_US
dc.subject UIC405 en_US
dc.subject capacity analysis en_US
dc.subject railway demand analysis en_US
dc.title Assessment of Improvement Areas for Increasing the Capacity of Ethio-Djibouti Railway Line en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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