Adjusting freight train paths to infrastructure possessions

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Abstract

This paper tackles railway timetabling with infrastructure work possessions. It introduces the integrated Passenger and Freight Train Timetable Adjustment Problem (PF-TTAP) which handles both passenger as well as freight trains. To deal with possessions, passenger trains are typically retimed, reordered or partially cancelled, while for freight trains it is important to reach their destination, possibly using an alternative path. Alternative paths for freight trains are generated using the k-shortest path algorithm. To solve the PFTTAP, a mixed integer linear programming (MILP) problem is developed to simultaneously retime, reroute and cancel trains in the network. The model aims at minimizing deviations from the original timetable and in particular selecting alternative freight paths with the least turning activities and noncommercial stops. The model was tested on the Dutch national railway network. The PF-TTAP model successfully created an alternative hour pattern satisfying all the railway stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-4149-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-4150-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventThe 23rd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE ITSC 2020) - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 20 Sep 202023 Sep 2020
https://www.ieee-itsc2020.org/

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2020

Conference

ConferenceThe 23rd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE ITSC 2020)
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period20/09/2023/09/20
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Keywords

  • Railway
  • disruption
  • freight
  • maintenance
  • passenger
  • possessions
  • resilience
  • timetable adjustment

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