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Opportunities and challenges with new railway planning approach in Sweden
RISE, Swedish ICT, SICS. Railways.
RISE, Swedish ICT, SICS. Railways.
RISE, Swedish ICT, SICS. Railways.
Number of Authors: 4
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Long lead times in railway planning can give rise to a significant discrepancy between the original plan and the traffic eventually operated, resulting in inefficient utilization of capacity. Research shows that the railway sector in Sweden would benefit from a different planning approach in which capacity consuming decisions are pushed forward in time whenever possible. This approach is currently being implemented at Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration. With it follows a number of mathematical opportunities and challenges, some of which will be presented in this paper.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kista, Sweden: Swedish Institute of Computer Science , 2012, 7.
SICS Technical Report, ISSN 1100-3154 ; 2012:11
Keyword [en]
railway timetabling, planning, modelling, lean production
National Category
Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-15350OAI: diva2:1036667
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