Automated timetable design for demand-oriented service on suburban railways
ridership - demand, place - urban, place - low density, mode - rail
timetabling, flexible operation, optimisation, genetic algorithms
Economic and attractive operation of suburban railways can only be realised by flexibilisation of headways, adaptation of the network and capacity of the different lines. Under those circumstances, the computation of optimal operation programmes is very complex. This contribution presents a two-level approach (computation of transport offer, timetable design) and shows the results obtained from fully-automatic offer planning and timetabling for a suburban railway.
Albrecht, T. (2009). Automated timetable design for demand-oriented service on suburban railways. Journal of Public Transport, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pp. 5-20.