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This book promotes the use of mathematical optimization and operations research methods in rail transportation. The editors assembled thirteen contributions from leading scholars to present a unified voice, standardize terminology, and assess the state-of-the-art.

There are three main clusters of articles, corresponding to the classical stages of the planning process: strategic, tactical, and operational. These three clusters are further subdivided into five parts which correspond to the main phases of the railway network planning process: network assessment, capacity planning, timetabling, resource planning, and operational planning. Individual chapters cover:

Simulation

Capacity Assessment

Network Design

Train Routing

Robust Timetabling

Event Scheduling

Track Allocation

Blocking

Shunting

Rolling Stock

Crew Scheduling

Dispatching

Delay Propagation

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 1. Simulation of Rail Operations

Giorgio Medeossi, Stefano de Fabris

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 2. Capacity Assessment in Railway Networks

Nikola Bešinović, Rob M. P. Goverde

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 3. Aggregation Methods for Railway Network Design Based on Lifted Benders Cuts

Andreas Bärmann, Frauke Liers

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 4. Freight Train Routing

Torsten Klug

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 5. Robust Train Timetabling

Valentina Cacchiani, Paolo Toth

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 6. Modern Challenges in Timetabling

Laura Galli, Sebastian Stiller

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 7. Railway Track Allocation

Gabrio Caimi, Frank Fischer, Thomas Schlechte

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 8. Use of Optimization Tools for Routing in Rail Freight Transport

Armin Fügenschuh, Henning Homfeld, Marc Johann, Hanno Schülldorf, Anke Stieber

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 9. Optimization of Railway Freight Shunting

Markus Bohlin, Ronny Hansmann, Uwe T. Zimmermann

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 10. Optimization of Rolling Stock Rotations

Markus Reuther, Thomas Schlechte

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 11. Railway Crew Management

Erwin Abbink, Dennis Huisman, Leo Kroon

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 12. Train Dispatching

Leonardo Lamorgese, Carlo Mannino, Dario Pacciarelli, Johanna Törnquist Krasemann

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 13. Delay Propagation and Delay Management in Transportation Networks

Twan Dollevoet, Dennis Huisman, Marie Schmidt, Anita Schöbel

Backmatter

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