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Timetabling and Passenger Routing in Public Transport

  • The task of timetabling is to schedule the trips in a public transport system by determining periodic arrival and departure times at every station. The goal is to provide a service that is both attractive for passengers and can be operated economically. To date, timetable optimization is generally done with respect to fixed passenger routes, i.e., it is assumed that passengers do not respond to changes in the timetable. This is unrealistic and ignores potentially valuable degrees of freedom. We investigate in this paper periodic timetabling models with integrated passenger routing. We propose several models that differ in the allowed passenger paths and the objectives. We compare these models theoretically and report on computations on real-world instances for the city of Wuppertal.

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Author:Ralf BorndörferORCiD, Heide Hoppmann, Marika Karbstein
Document Type:In Proceedings
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of Conference on Advanced Systems in Public Transport 2015 (CASPT2015)
Tag:Periodic timetabling; Public transport
Passenger routing
Year of first publication:2015
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