A comparative evaluation of re-scheduling strategies for train dispatching during disturbances

Train dispatchers often need to make train rescheduling decisions in order to reduce the traffic delay when railroad traffic disturbances occur. Effective rescheduling strategies are helpful to aid the dispatchers in their decision making. This paper presents and evaluates train rescheduling strategies based on a number of factors, including: (1) shortest section run time; (2) earliest track release time; (3) smallest buffer time; and (4) earliest start time. Results of the evaluation indicate that strategies that are based on earliest track release time and earliest start time perform the best.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 567-579
  • Monograph Title: Computers in Railways XIII. Computer System Design and Operation in the Railway and Other Transit Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01486919
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781845646165
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2013 10:18AM