Proposal of Railroad Expansion in the Paraná State Using Geotechnologies

Willyan Ronaldo Becker, Elizabeth Giron Cima, Elder Elisandro Schemberger, Erivelto Mercante, Miguel Angel Uribe-Opazo, Jerry Adriani Johann, Eduardo Godoy de Souza

Abstract


Railroad transportation system is considered a viable model in several aspects; however, its implementation is dependent on several decision factors, which include regional production viabilities, specific locations for railroad station construction, land slope, among others. This work aims to indicate the optimal location for new railroad stations and the best interconnection path among them in order to expand the railroad network of the Paraná State (Brazil) to regions that are not contemplated by this type of transportation. The layers used as information plans contemplated the geographic location of the regions with the highest representativeness in the agroindustrial production, associated with the demands and transportation of production and topographic relief. Was defined 1,390.802 km of new railroads, mainly in the Western and Southern Center regions of Paraná. This implantation generates a very significant importance for the municipalities since it increases the demand of revenues and generation of new currencies.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jas.v8i2.16843

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