WIT Press


Automated Dispatching Of Train Operations Using Genetic Algorithms

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040781

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

651 kb

Author(s)

S. Wegele & E. Schnieder

Abstract

Considering the German transportation growth prognosis (Verkehrsprognose f¨ur die Bundesverkehrswegeplanung) for the year 2015 the rail traffic performance has to improve drastically in order to avoid possible traffic chaos on German roads. According to this it is especially necessary to encourage the competitiveness of rail traffic. Therefore the advantages of road traffic - flexibility and punctuality - have to be established comparably in rail traffic. Presently the railway management is based on a centralized supervision and dispatching of railway operation, which has to be optimized in order to handle the upcoming growth of transportation. This task can be performed by automated train path routing procedures based on mathematical optimizations. This paper s

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