Section Capacity and Throughput
Definition: Line capacity is also known as section capacity. Section capacity is defined as the “Number of train which can be run on the section in 24 hours”. This could be expressed in three different ways:
a. Maximum line capacity
b. Practical line capacity
c. Economic line capacity
a. Maximum line capacity: this is represented by the maximum number of trains that can be entered in the master chart so that it is impossible to introduce even a single more train on the section concerned.