WIT Press


A Dynamic Approach For Planning Preventive Railway Maintenance Activities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040331

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

275 kb

Author(s)

G. Budai & R. Dekker

Abstract

In this paper some useful methods for finding optimal track possession intervals for carrying out preventive maintenance works are provided. The objective is to minimise the inconvenience for the train operators and the infrastructure possession time. In these models the train free periods are mostly used for this purpose, namely the hours between two consecutive train operations. This approach can be useful for some European railway companies for carrying out preventive maintenance works. Keywords: railways, preventive maintenance, work scheduling. 1 Introduction Statistics have shown that the demand for railway transport has increased considerably in the last few years as a result of overcrowded roads, parking problems, environmental pollution, etc. In order to satisfy the

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