Calculation Model of Railway Capacity Price in the Czech Republic

  • Jaromír Široký University of Pardubice, Faculty of Transport Engineering, Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • Petr Nachtigall University of Pardubice, Faculty of Transport Engineering, Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • Jozef Gašparík University of Žilina, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communication, Žilina, Slovakia
  • Jiří Čáp OLTIS Group a.s., Olomouc, Czech Republic
Keywords: model, railway infrastructure, infrastructure access charges, charging system, railway capacity, timetable


This paper presents a pricing model of railway infrastructure capacity allocation functioning as a regulatory measure while fulfilling the regulatory requirements on railway infrastructure capacity allocation. The prices of railway infrastructure capacity allocation will be modelled with regard to all economically justifiable costs of railway infrastructure capacity allocation. The structure of model has been developed as a set of calculation sheets in Microsoft Excel. The recommended prices for railway capacity have been found by simulation of a set of variants and the recommendation is done for different operational conditions in an individual way. It analyses different products offered by the railway infrastructure capacity allocator both in the annual working timetable mode, and in the individual ad hoc mode. The aim of the proposed model is to motivate not only railway undertakings, but also the railway infrastructure capacity allocator to submit requests for railway infrastructure capacity in the annual working timetable mode rather than in the individual ad hoc mode. The total price is then verified to the cost of railway infrastructure capacity allocation. This process then ensures the regulation of the demand of railway undertakings on the given route and can influence the decision about the use of the product offered.


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How to Cite
Široký J, Nachtigall P, Gašparík J, Čáp J. Calculation Model of Railway Capacity Price in the Czech Republic. Promet - Traffic&Transportation. 2021;33(1):91-102. DOI: 10.7307/ptt.v33i1.3544