Integrated Passenger and Freight Train Planning on Shared-Use Corridors

The authors study involves the decision-making problems that railway infrastructure managers face in a rail network with dedicated tracks and shared-use corridors. The authors will analyze the consolidation strategy for shared-use corridors, where the track serves passenger and freight trains. In the stochastic demand case, the authors will provide an analytical model for the railway infrastructure manager to compute the expected long-term profit using a consolidation system. The authors will pinpoint the different characteristics of passenger and freight trains, and analytically derive the optimum track allocation and consolidation time, together with the optimum price, in all such cases, using two different model structures, i.e., the additive and the multiplicative forms. The authors will extend their model further to consider the due-date requirements and volume incentives for railway operators. The authors' experiments will use realistic parameter values, based on the Dutch railway system.

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    • Abstracts reprinted with permission of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences,
  • Authors:
    • Ursavas, E
    • Zhu, Stuart X
  • Publication Date: 2018-11


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  • Accession Number: 01691446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 28 2018 10:48AM