Operations Research in Passenger Railway Transportation

35 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2005

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Dennis Huisman

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Econometrics; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus Center for Optimization in Public Transport (ECOPT)

L. G. Kroon

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

R.M. Lentink

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

M. J. C. M. Vromans

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Date Written: 28 2005 4,

Abstract

In this paper, we give an overview of state-of-the-art OperationsResearch models and techniques used in passenger railway transportation. For each planning phase (strategic, tactical and operational), we describe the planning problems arising there and discuss some models and algorithms to solve them. We do not only consider classical,well-known topics such as timetabling, rolling stock scheduling and crew scheduling, but we also discuss some recently developed topics as shunting and reliability of timetables.Finally, we focus on several practical aspects for each of theseproblems at the largest Dutch railway operator, NS Reizigers.

Keywords: operations research, passenger railway transportation, planning

JEL Classification: M, M11, R4

Suggested Citation

Huisman, Dennis and Kroon, Leo and Lentink, Ramon M. and Vromans, Michiel J.C.M., Operations Research in Passenger Railway Transportation (28 2005 4,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2005-023-LIS. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=797950

Dennis Huisman (Contact Author)

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Leo Kroon

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management ( email )

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Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

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NS Reizigers - Department of Logistics

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Ramon M. Lentink

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus Center for Optimization in Public Transport (ECOPT) ( email )

3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

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ORTEC Consultants

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Michiel J.C.M. Vromans

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) ( email )

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3000 DR Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3062PA
Netherlands

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