Re-Optimization of Rolling Stock Rotations
- The Rolling Stock Rotation Problem is to schedule rail vehicles in order to cover timetabled trips by a cost optimal set of vehicle rotations. The problem integrates several facets of railway optimization, such as vehicle composition, maintenance constraints, and regularity aspects. In industrial applications existing vehicle rotations often have to be re-optimized to deal with timetable changes or construction sites. We present an integrated modeling and algorithmic approach to this task as well as computational results for industrial problem instances of DB Fernverkehr AG.