Train energy consumption
In a system where infrastructure management and operation are separated, it is customary for the operators to pay track access charges to the infrastructure company for every operating train. The charge usually includes costs of the energy required to drive the train. E.g. in Switzerland the charge is expressed as a cost per tonne.kilometre for every train category.
ENOTRAC to investigate the actual energy consumed by trains and the equivalent
amount of energy as included in the track access charge. The study covered
tilting trains (ICN) and Re460-hauled passenger trains for the long distance
traffic on the most important lines. Train energy consumption data were
recorded continuously on the vehicle computer and subsequently analysed. A
similar measurement method was used on SBB cargo freight trains.