Optimization of Railway Freight Transportation Capacity with Consideration of Integrated Logistics

Railway freight transportation is a very important issue in the development of national economies. This paper presents a railway freight transportation capacity optimal problem with the consideration of integrated logistics system. The classical railway capacity optimal problem can be equivalent to the train scheduling problem. This paper considers two kinds of cost: (i) the inventory costs: incurred when the train arrives in the railway freight station; (ii) the transportation costs incurred when there exists a train operation between a source and a destination. A new model for the railway capacity planning with consideration of integrated logistics is established on the basis of classic train scheduling models, the proposed models, closer to the real world, can provide better support to the development of transportation. A genetic algorithm for solving this problem is proposed and demonstrated; a numerical example reveals that the GA can obtain good solution of the problem effective.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 482-487
  • Monograph Title: International Conference on Transportation Engineering 2009

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  • Accession Number: 01535922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410394
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 1:47PM