Title

OPTIMAL SCHEDULING OF TRAINS ON A SINGLE LINE TRACK

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1996

Subject Area

operations - scheduling, infrastructure - track, mode - rail

Keywords

Timetables, Single track, Railways, Railroads, Freight trains, Dispatching

Abstract

This paper describes the development and use of a model designed to optimize train schedules on single line rail corridors. The model has been developed with two major applications in mind, namely: as a decision support tool for train dispatchers to schedule trains in real time in an optimal way; and as a planning tool to evaluate the impact of timetable changes, as well as railroad infrastructure changes. The mathematical programming model described here schedules trains over a single line track.

Comments

Transportation Research Part B Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01912615