Strategic Planning of Rolling Stock Rotations for Public Tenders

  • Since railway companies have to apply for long-term public contracts to operate railway lines in public tenders, the question how they can estimate the operating cost for long-term periods adequately arises naturally. We consider a rolling stock rotation problem for a time period of ten years, which is based on a real world instance provided by an industry partner. We use a two stage approach for the cost estimation of the required rolling stock. In the first stage, we determine a weekly rotation plan. In the second stage, we roll out this weekly rotation plan for a longer time period and incorporate scheduled maintenance treatments. We present a heuristic approach and a mixed integer programming model to implement the process of the second stage. Finally, we discuss computational results for a real world tendering scenario.
Author:Timo Berthold, Boris Grimm, Markus Reuther, Stanley Schade, Thomas Schlechte
Document Type:In Proceedings
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis - RailNorrköping 2019
Volume:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
First Page:148
Last Page:159
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet
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Date of first Publication:2019/06/17
Page Number:12
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell