Railway timetable optimization

Goverde, R. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting


This presentation presents several models for railway timetable optimization. Starting with the famous Periodic Event Scheduling Problem (PESP) to model and compute periodic timetables, several extensions are given with different objective functions. Then a three-level framework is explained considering various timetable performance indicators (feasibility, stability, robustness, efficiency, and energy-efficiency), where each performance indicator is optimized or evaluated at the appropriate level: local (microscopic), corridor, or network (macroscopic) level. The result is a robust conflict-free and energy-efficient timetable with acceptable infrastructure occupation and short journey times.
Period13 Oct 2016
Event titleOptimisation and Numerical Analysis Seminars : This is a weekly seminar running on Thursdays at 12:00 at University of Birmingham
Event typeConference
LocationBirmingham, United Kingdom