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Freight railway operator timetabling and engine scheduling

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  • Lukas Bach, Denmark
  • M. Gendreau, CIRRELT and MAGI, Canada
  • Sanne Wøhlk
In this paper we consider timetable design at a European freight railway operator. The timetable is designed by choosing the time of service for customer unit train demands among a set of discrete points. These discrete points are all found within the a time-window. The objective of the model is to minimize cost while adhering to constraints regarding infrastructure usage, demand coverage, and engine availability. The model is solved by a column generation scheme where feasible engine schedules are designed in a label setting algorithm with time-dependent cost and service times.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Pages (from-to)309-319
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Research areas

  • Freight railway, Timetabling, Branch-and-price, Transportation, Scheduling

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