ROLLING STOCK SCHEDULING BY COMPUTER

A program for rostering rolling stock has been developed. This computerized system is intended to prepare a practical assignment of cars and locomotives taking into consideration all conditions included when the process is done by hand. Conditions which constrain rolling-stock rostering include equalization of arrival and departure of units, provision of proper inspection intervals between runs, assurance of proper inspection and maintenance facilities, assignment of proper types of rolling-stock, assurance that facilities are not overloaded, and provision for peak-period traffic. The locomotive roster for the most heavily used line of JNR (650 freight trains and 280 locomotives) can be generated in about 4 hours by computer as compared with up to 6 days when done manually.

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    JAPANESE NATIONAL RAILWAYS

    TOKYO,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Iida, Y
    • Ohkawa, M
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

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  • Accession Number: 00322988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM