Passenger Centric Train Timetabling Problem with elastic demand

A wide taxonomy of the adopted design criterion in models for Train Timetabling Problem (TTP), considers two kinds of models: operations-centric models, which are focused on railway operations and assume the demand has been considered and modeled in the design stage of the railway network, and passenger-centric models, which tries to maximize customers satisfaction. The first models have been widely studied since historically, the train operating companies (TOC) had a monopoly in the railway market. Currently, and because of the European directive (EU Directive 91/440) which allows the competition between different TOC, the research interest in the second kind of models is increasing. This paper proposes a mathematical model for TTP which includes the elasticity of the demand against the characteristics of supply. To do that, the proposed model is based on the concept of strategy and by means of the use of radial-basis functions, the demand model allows to estimate the number of passengers in each strategy on the network, taking into account the existing correlation between strategies.


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  • Accession Number: 01743231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2020 2:19PM