Southern African railway network
Describe how the Southern African railway network was developed from 1850 until the formation of South African Railways and Harbours. Specifically highlight issues around:
1. The choice of Cape Gauge
2. Involvement of government and private sector in the development
3. The economic drivers that defined the building of specific lines, with emphasis on linking certain ports to the inland markets.
Section B: (In less than 500 words) (40%)
Using the information in Annex A below, construct a timetable filling in the yeloow cells on the grid sheet to show the departures from Anytown from 10:00 to 10:30 inclusive including their stops/passing times along the route. As well as completing the above timetable, briefly describe the key factors which you have considered in doing so.
INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT 1
The purpose of this exercise is to plan a timetable from Anytown to Gringley on the grid sheet attached below.
The commercial specification and the timetable planning rules are included below as are the running times for the express and local, all stations, services. A plan of the route is also shown below.
Remember that the key elements of a train schedule are:
Sectional Running Times
In your preparation you will need to do a pencil train planning graph working out the timetable but you do not need to submit this graph to your tutor.
On a working timetable stopping times (including both arrival and departure times) are shown thus: 10.00. Passing times, where a train passes a location but does not stop there, are shown thus: 10/00.
The relevant timetable planning rules are as follows:
Station Dwell Time – 1 minute
Engineering Allowance – 1 minute (to be shown on the TT as  approaching Gringley
Headway – 4 minutes
The Commercial Specification is:
Fast Train – on the hour and every 30 minutes from Anytown calling Dumpley only
All Stations – at xx.05 and every 15 minutes from Anytown
Express Running Times
p/p p/s s/p s/s
00:10 00:12 00:11
local running times
p/p p/s s/p s/s
DRUMPLEY via SL
EAST WENTON via SL
ANYTOWN dep 10:00
EAST WENTON dep
FILL IN THE YELLOW SQUARES WITH TIMES
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