ROUTING TRAINS THROUGH RAILWAY STATIONS: MODEL FORMULATION AND ALGORITHMS

In this paper the authors consider the problem of routing trains through railway stations. This problem usually occurs at three levels in the planning hierarchy of a railway company. At the strategic planning level, the problem occurs in the analysis of future infrastructural capacity requirements, such as the number of platforms in the station and the number of tracks at the station yard. At the tactical planning level, the problem occurs in the actual generation of timetables. Finally, at the operational level the problem occurs when timetables have to be adjusted for day-to-day disturbances, such as delays of trains. Here, the authors consider the problem at the strategic level in the planning hierarchy. The authors are carrying out the research on this problem as members of a project-team for Railned and the Dutch railway company 'Nederlandse Spoorwegen' (NS).

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  • Authors:
    • ZWANEVELD, P J
    • Kroon, Leo G
    • Romeijn, H E
    • Salomon, M
  • Publication Date: 1996-8

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  • Accession Number: 00725759
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1996 12:00AM