“Optimising the next day planning” at the World Congress on Railway Research, Tokyo

Event 22-10-2019
“Optimising the next day planning” at the World Congress on Railway Research, Tokyo
“Optimising the next day planning” at the World Congress on Railway Research, Tokyo
As co-authors with the Netherlands Railways (NS) and Erasmus University Rotterdam, SISCOG will be presenting a paper entitled “Reduced (winter) timetable in the Netherlands: Process, Mathematical Models and Algorithms” at the World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR), taking place in Tokyo, October 28 to November 1.
“Optimising the next day planning” at the World Congress on Railway Research, Tokyo

This paper addresses the optimisation of planning for the next day in emergency scenarios at NS, for which SISCOG contributed by adapting its CREWS duties’ optimiser to deal with these cases, for both drivers and guards.
Emergency scenarios are propitious in the Dutch winter when severe weather conditions can cause great disturbances in the railway operation. To prevent this, NS prepares a reduced timetable just one day before operation, affecting both rolling stock and crew schedules. And here is where CREWS duties’ optimization comes in, by redefining completely the work assignments of more than 2000 drivers and guards in just 2 hours.

The presentation will take place on October 29th, 3.15 p.m., at WCRR at Tokyo International Forum.

 

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