The Simultaneous Vehicle Scheduling and Passenger Service Problem

Hanne Løhmann Petersen, Allan Larsen, Oli B.G. Madsen, Stefan Røpke

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    Abstract

    Passengers using public transport systems often experience waiting times when transferring between two scheduled services. We propose a planning approach which seeks to obtain a favorable trade-off between the conflicting objectives passenger service and operating cost, by allowing some moderate modifications of the timetable during the vehicle scheduling phase. This planning approach is referred to as the Simultaneous Vehicle Scheduling and Passenger Service Problem (SVSPSP). The SVSPSP is solved using a large neighbourhood search metaheuristic. The proposed framework is tested on data inspired by the express-bus network in the Greater Copenhagen Area. The results are encouraging and indicate a potential decrease of passenger waiting times in the network of 10-20%, with the vehicle scheduling costs remaining largely unaffected.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2010
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventTristan VII: Seventh Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis - Tromsø, Norway
    Duration: 20 Jun 201025 Jun 2010
    Conference number: 7
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    ConferenceTristan VII: Seventh Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis
    Number7
    Country/TerritoryNorway
    CityTromsø
    Period20/06/201025/06/2010
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