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Scheduling railway traffic at a construction site

By P. Brucker, S. Heitmann, S. Knust and Osnabrueck Univ. (Germany). Fachbereich Mathematik/Informatik

Abstract

We consider the problem of rescheduling trains in the case where one track of a railway section consisting of two tracks in opposing directions is closed due to construction activities. After presenting an appropriate model for this situation we derive a polynomial algorithm for the subproblem of finding an optimal schedule if the subsequences of trains for both directions outside the construction site are fixed. Based on this algorithm we propose a local search procedure for the general problem and report test results for some real world instances. (orig.)SIGLEAvailable from TIB Hannover: RN 7354(217) / FIZ - Fachinformationszzentrum Karlsruhe / TIB - Technische InformationsbibliothekDEGerman

Topics: 12C - Applied mathematics, 12B - Statistics, operations research, 05V - Urban planning, rural planning, transport planning, countryside conservation, SCHEDULING, RAILWAY, LOCAL SEARCH
Year: 1999
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