Shunting of Passenger Train Units: An Integrated Approach

36 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2007

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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

L. Schrijver

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: December 20, 2006

Abstract

In this paper, we describe a new model for the Train Unit Shunting Problem. This model is capable of solving the matching and parking subproblems in an integrated manner, usually requiring a reasonable amount of computation time for generating acceptable solutions. Furthermore, the model incorporates complicating details from practice, such as trains composed of several train units and tracks that can be approached from two sides. Computation times are reduced by introducing the concept of virtual shunt tracks. Computational results are presented for real-life cases of NS Reizigers, the main Dutch passenger railway operator.

Keywords: Optimization, Passenger Railways, Shunting

Suggested Citation

Kroon, Leo and Lentink, Ramon M. and Schrijver, L., Shunting of Passenger Train Units: An Integrated Approach (December 20, 2006). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2006-068-LIS, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=957410

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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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L. Schrijver

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