Dynamic pricing for passenger groups of high-speed rail transportation

The widespread high-speed rail has become an important transportation mode for tourists in China, who travel primarily in groups. With more attractive price, railway operators may be able to expand ridership, improve customer satisfaction, and ultimately increase revenue. The traditional pricing method for passenger groups, however, is relatively simple, inflexible, which may lead to profit loss during off-seasons. In order to assist railway corporations in revenue improvement, a dynamic pricing model is provided to determine the optimal price for passenger groups. Numerical experiments show that the proposed method is able to suggest the optimal price for total revenue maximization, subject to the capacity constraint.


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  • Accession Number: 01633688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2017 4:51PM