A novel approach for automated timetable planning

Nikola Bešinović, Rob Goverde, Egidio Quaglietta

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In dense railway networks, infrastructure capacity is a great limitation and the planning tasks become more complex and time consuming. We propose a new two-stage model for solving a robust periodic timetabling problem that aims at finding a timetable that uses minimally the existing capacity and maximizes the robustness. The experimental results report high quality timetables and give an insight in appropriate objective functions. The proposed two-stage model is integrated in the micro-macro framework to construct operationally feasible timetables. Finally, the computational times are promising for practical uses.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - May 2016
Event11th world congress on railway research - Milan, Italy
Duration: 29 May 20162 Jun 2016
Conference number: 11


Conference11th world congress on railway research
Abbreviated titleWCRR2016
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