TORS: A train unit shunting and servicing simulator

Jacobus G.M. Van Der Linden, Jesse Mulderij, Bob Huisman, Joris W. Den Ouden, Marjan Van Den Akker, Han Hoogeveen, Mathijs M. De Weerdt

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Abstract

When trains are finished with their transportation tasks during the day, they are moved to a shunting yard where they are routed, parked, cleaned, subject to regular maintenance checks and repaired during the night. The resulting Train Unit Shunting and Servicing problem motivates advanced research in planning and scheduling in general since it integrates several known individually hard problems while incorporating many real-life details. We developed an event-based simulator called TORS (Dutch acronym for Train Shunting and Servicing Simulator), that provides the user with a state and all feasible actions. After an action is picked, TORS calculates the result and the process repeats. This simulator facilitates research into a realistic application of multi-agent path finding.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2021
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS)
Pages1773-1775
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781713832621
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 3 May 20217 May 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1548-8403
ISSN (Electronic)1558-2914

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period3/05/217/05/21

Bibliographical note

Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care
Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.

Keywords

  • Event-based simulation
  • Multi-Agent Path Finding
  • Railway Operations
  • TORS
  • Train Unit Shunting and Servicing
  • Train Unit Shunting Problem

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