A tutorial on fundamental model structures for railway timetable optimization

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    Abstract

    This guide explains the role of railway timetables relative to all other railway scheduling activities, and then presents four fundamental timetable formulations suitable for optimization. Timetabling models may be classified according to whether they explicitly model the track structure, and whether the timetable is intended to be periodic or not (aperiodic). The presentation of models is organized to facilitate the selection of a model by planning objective and available data, regardless of the specific traffic carried or network size. �� 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSurveys in Operations Research and Management Science
    Volume17
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)85-96
    ISSN1876-7354
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Management Science and Operations Research
    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Finance
    • Information Systems

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