METHODICAL FORMULATIONS FOR AN OPTIMATION OF RAILWAY LONG DISTANCE PASSENGER TRANSPORT

An improvement in the handling of long-distance passenger traffic by rail mainly depends on the structure of the network and on the timetable constraints. The present paper (apart from discussing the general problems inherent in the solution of combinatory optimation tasks in transport technology) deals with the methodological conditions affecting the optimum pattern of routes and its realisation with the aid of a branch-and-bound method. The following optimation criteria are taken into account: economic efficiency of the networks by aligning the routes along minimum resistance paths and limitation of the number of routes to a minimum value resulting from the flow of passengers; enhancing the attraction of the services on offer by enabling a maximum number of passengers to make use of through facilities. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Pierick, K
    • WIEGAND, K
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 328-34
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 1976 12:00AM