Title

EXTENDING A TRAIN PATHING MODEL FROM ONE-WAY TO TWO-WAY TRACK

Authors

M Carey

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1994

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - track, infrastructure - bus/tram lane, mode - rail, mode - pedestrian, mode - pedestrian

Keywords

Walkways, Walks, Two way traffic, Two lane roads, Two lane highways, Train traffic, Single track, Railroad traffic, Pedestrian walkways, Paths, Models, Mathematical models, Footways

Abstract

A train pathing model and algorithms for a rail network was presented and tested in a previous paper. There, it was assumed that each rail line has two or more tracks and each was dedicated to traffic in one direction as is usual in Europe. Here, the author shows how to adapt and extend that model and algorithms so as to handle trains on single line two-way track, as is usual in North America. Though introducing two-way track makes the formulation appear more complex, the author shows that somewhat surprisingly, (a) it does not increase the number of constraints or variables, including 0-1 variables, and (b) the model with two-way track should generally be easier to solve.

Comments

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