Applying Operations Research Techniques to Planning of Train Shunting

25 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2004

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R.M. Lentink

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus Center for Optimization in Public Transport (ECOPT); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); ORTEC Consultants

Pieter-Jan Fioole

NS Reizigers - Department of Logistics; Erasmus University Rotterdam

L. G. Kroon

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management; Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); NS Reizigers - Department of Logistics

Cor van's Woudt

NS Reizigers - Department of Logistics

Date Written: January 2003 1,

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Lentink, Ramon M. and Fioole, Pieter-Jan and Kroon, Leo and van's Woudt, Cor, Applying Operations Research Techniques to Planning of Train Shunting (January 2003 1,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2003-094-LIS, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=496705

Ramon M. Lentink (Contact Author)

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