Robust rolling stock in rapid transit network

Cadarso Morga, Luis and Marín Gracia, Angel (2011). Robust rolling stock in rapid transit network. "Computers & Operations Research", v. 38 (n. 8); pp. 1131-1142. ISSN 0305-0548.


Title: Robust rolling stock in rapid transit network
  • Cadarso Morga, Luis
  • Marín Gracia, Angel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Computers & Operations Research
Date: 2011
ISSN: 0305-0548
Volume: 38
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada y Estadística [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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This paper focuses on the railway rolling stock circulation problem in rapid transit networks, in which frequencies are high and distances are relatively short. Although the distances are not very large, service times are high due to the large number of intermediate stops required to allow proper passenger flow. The main complicating issue is the fact that the available capacity at depot stations is very low, and both capacity and rolling stock are shared between different train lines. This forces the introduction of empty train movements and rotation maneuvers, to ensure sufficient station capacity and rolling stock availability.
However, these shunting operations may sometimes be difficult to perform and can easily malfunction, causing localized incidents that could propagate throughout the entire network due to cascading effects. This type of operation will be penalized with the goal of selectively avoiding them and ameliorating their high malfunction probabilities. Critic trains, defined as train services that come through stations that have a large number of passengers arriving at the platform during rush hours, are also introduced.
We illustrate our model using computational experiments drawn from RENFE (the main Spanish operator of suburban passenger trains) in Madrid, Spain. The results of the model, achieved in approximately 1 min, have been received positively by RENFE planners

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Item ID: 15278
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DOI: 10.1016/j.cor.2010.10.029
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 Jul 2013 07:53
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 15:19
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