Railway track allocation: models and methods

Lusby, Richard M. and Larsen, Jesper and Ehrgott, Matthias and Ryan, David (2011) Railway track allocation: models and methods. OR Spectrum, 33 (4). pp. 843-883. ISSN 0171-6468

Full text not available from this repository.


Efficiently coordinating the movement of trains on a railway network is a central part of the planning process for a railway company. This paper reviews models and methods that have been proposed in the literature to assist planners in finding train routes. Since the problem of routing trains on a railway network entails allocating the track capacity of the network (or part thereof) over time in a conflict-free manner, all studies that model railway track allocation in some capacity are considered relevant. We hence survey work on the train timetabling, train dispatching, train platforming, and train routing problems, group them by railway network type, and discuss track allocation from a strategic, tactical, and operational level.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
OR Spectrum
Uncontrolled Keywords:
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
13 May 2013 10:59
Last Modified:
21 Nov 2022 23:47