Applying Operations Research Techniques to Planning of Train Shunting
25 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2004
Date Written: January 2003 1,
In this paper, we discuss a model-based algorithmic approach for supporting planners in the creation of shunt plans for passenger trains. The approach provides an example of a mathematical model and a corresponding solution approach for model based support. We introduce a four-step solution approach and we discuss how the planners are supported by this approach. Finally, we present computational results for these steps and give some suggestions for further research.
Keywords: railway optimization, A* search, real world application, routing
JEL Classification: M, M11, R4, C61
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