Scheduling of inspectors for ticket spot checking in urban rail transportation

Per Thorlacius (Invited author), Jens Clausen (Invited author)

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    Abstract

    A central issue for operators of passenger transportation in urban rail is balancing the income from tickets against the cost of the operation. The main part of the income except for governmental subsides comes from sales of tickets. There are various ways to ensure that all passengers carry valid tickets, i.e. to avoid so called fare evasion. Many European companies use spot checking of passengers and among these is DSB S-tog. The current paper describes a decision support tool developed at DSB S-tog. Based on historical data regarding when penalty fares are claimed and based on the schedules of the inspectors, this tool enables the construction of new schedules for ticket inspectors, such that the income from penalty fares claimed from passengers without a valid ticket is maximised. Other tools to increase income from ticket sales and penalty fares are also discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTrafikdage på Aalborg Universitet 2008
    Number of pages14
    Publication date2010
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventTrafikdage på Aalborg Universitet 2008 - Aalborg Universitet, Aalborg, Denmark
    Duration: 25 Aug 200826 Aug 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceTrafikdage på Aalborg Universitet 2008
    LocationAalborg Universitet
    Country/TerritoryDenmark
    CityAalborg
    Period25/08/200826/08/2008

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