Routing of railway carriages: A case study

P. Brucker, J.L. Hurink, T. Rolfes

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In the context of organizing timetables for railway companies the following railway carriage routing problem occurs. Given a timetable containing rail links with departure and destination times/stations and the composition of the trains, find a routing of railway carriages such that the required carriages are always available when a train departs. We will present a local search approach for this routing problem for the railway carriages. The approach uses structural properties of an integer multi-commodity network flow formulation of the problem. Computational results for a real world instance are given.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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PublisherDepartment of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente
ISSN (Print)0169-2690


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