Central Junction & Line- or Central Junction & Circular Networks
According to the quantity requirements for the post and the destinations, the various KEP-Trains of the transportation system are running overnight from 20:00 hours to 06:00 hours on the main and circle lines.
Central junction & Line – Network structure
Kassel was decided as the ideal central junction and distribution handling point for this network. The routes have been calculated based on the relevant track network and starting out from the main rail network of DB Network AG.
Central junction & circular – Network structure
In the case of low post requirements the Central junction & circular network offers the best compromise with regard to the area covered and cost factors.
In the case of medium to high post requirements, the two other alternatives offer the best results. A prerequisite is that on each line or each ring there are two KEP-Trains running in opposite directions.
All the KEP-Trains meet at the central junction point around 01:00 hours.