Title

Tactical crew planning in railways

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2011

Subject Area

organisation - workforce planning, place - europe, mode - rail, operations - capacity

Keywords

Crew planning; Railway, Capacity planning, Tactical planning, Minimum flow problem

Abstract

Tactical crew capacity planning problem in railways involves finding the minimum number of crews in a region required to operate a predetermined set of train duties satisfying the strict day-off requirement for crew. For the single-region problem, we develop two solution approaches based on a space–time network representation: the sequential approach and the integrated approach. We also study the multi-regional capacity planning problem where we minimize total system-wide capacity by simultaneously considering multiple regions within a neighborhood search algorithm based on our solution methods for the single-region problem. We present the computational study on problem instances from Turkish State Railways.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them.

Comments

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