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Optimisation of simultaneous train formation and car sorting at marshalling yards
SICS Swedish ICT AB, Sweden.
RWTH Aachen, Germany.
SICS Swedish ICT AB, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1597-6738
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis IAROR13, 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Efficient and correct freight train marshalling is vital for high quality carload freight transportations. During marshalling, it is desirable that cars are sorted according to their individual drop-off locations in the outbound freight trains. Furthermore, practical limitations such as non-uniform and limited track lengths and the arrival and departure times of trains need to be considered. This paper presents a novel optimisation method for freight marshalling scheduling under these circumstances. The method is based on an integer programming formulation that is solved using column generation and branch and price. The approach minimises the number of extra shunting operations that have to be performed, and is evaluated on real-world data from the Hallsberg marshalling yard in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
Keyword [en]
Shunting, Marshalling, Classification, Optimisation, Blocking, Column Generation
National Category
Civil Engineering Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28136OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-28136DiVA: diva2:818316
Conference
5th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis IAROR13, 13-15 May 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark
Projects
ITS-EASY Post Graduate School for Embedded Software and Systems
Available from: 2015-06-08 Created: 2015-06-08 Last updated: 2015-06-08Bibliographically approved

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