A comparison of performance metrics for balancing the power consumption of trains in a railway network by slight timetable adaptation

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Bärmann A, Martin A, Schneider O
Journal: Public Transport
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 9
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 95-113
ISSN: 1613-7159
eISSN: 1866-749X
Language: English


Abstract


We investigate the problem of designing energy-efficient timetables for railway traffic. More precisely, we slightly adapt a given timetable draft before it is published by moderately shifting the departure times of the trains at the stations. To this end, we propose a mixed-integer programming model for feasible adaptations of the timetable draft and investigate its behaviour under different objective functions which fall into two classes: reducing the energy cost and increasing the stability of the power supply system. These tests are performed on real-world problem instances from our industry partner Deutsche Bahn AG. They show a significant potential for improvements in the existing railway timetables.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bärmann, Andreas Dr.
Economics - Discrete Optimization - Mathematics (EDOM)
Martin, Alexander Prof. Dr.
Economics - Discrete Optimization - Mathematics (EDOM)
Schneider, Oskar
Economics - Discrete Optimization - Mathematics (EDOM)


How to cite

APA:
Bärmann, A., Martin, A., & Schneider, O. (2017). A comparison of performance metrics for balancing the power consumption of trains in a railway network by slight timetable adaptation. Public Transport, 9(1), 95-113. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12469-017-0160-4

MLA:
Bärmann, Andreas, Alexander Martin, and Oskar Schneider. "A comparison of performance metrics for balancing the power consumption of trains in a railway network by slight timetable adaptation." Public Transport 9.1 (2017): 95-113.

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