Integrated capacity assessment and timetabling models for dense railway networks

Nikola Bešinović

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Mainline railways in Europe are experiencing increasing use as the worldwide demand for passenger and freight transport is growing across all transport modes. At the same time, much of the existing railway network is reaching its capacity and has become susceptible to disturbances. This thesis creates, optimizes, and evaluates railway timetables to promote more reliable, attractive and sustainable railway transport systems. In essence, we demonstrate that optimization, simulation and data analysis can be successfully applied to improving railway traffic planning and account for better infrastructure capacity use and increased level of service for passengers and freight operators.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Hoogendoorn, S.P., Supervisor
  • Goverde, R.M.P., Advisor
Award date4 Jul 2017
Print ISBNs978-90-5584-226-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

TRAIL Thesis Series no. T2017/9, the Netherlands TRAIL Research School

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