Order-based Freight Transportation Operation Planning in Railway Networks

Davide Anghinolfi, Massimo Paolucci, Simona Sacone, Silvia Siri

Abstract

In this paper we propose a planning procedure for serving freight transportation requests (i.e. orders) in a railway network in which the terminals are provided with innovative transfer systems. We consider a consolidated transportation system where different customers make their own requests for moving boxes (either containers or swap bodies) between different origins and destinations, with specific requirements on delivery times. The decisions to be taken concern the path (and the corresponding sequence of trains) that each box follows over the network and the assignment of boxes to train wagons, taking into account that boxes can change more than one train during their path and that train timetables are fixed. This planning problem is divided in two sequential phases: a preprocessing analysis for which a specific algorithm is provided and an optimization phase for which a mathematical programming formulation is proposed. The effectiveness of the proposed procedure is tested on a set of randomly generated instances.

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in Harvard Style

Anghinolfi D., Paolucci M., Sacone S. and Siri S. (2009). Order-based Freight Transportation Operation Planning in Railway Networks . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Intelligent Vehicle Controls & Intelligent Transportation Systems - Volume 1: Workshop IVC & ITS, (ICINCO 2009) ISBN 978-989-674-003-0, pages 27-36. DOI: 10.5220/0002263800270036


in Bibtex Style

@conference{workshop ivc & its09,
author={Davide Anghinolfi and Massimo Paolucci and Simona Sacone and Silvia Siri},
title={Order-based Freight Transportation Operation Planning in Railway Networks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Intelligent Vehicle Controls & Intelligent Transportation Systems - Volume 1: Workshop IVC & ITS, (ICINCO 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={27-36},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002263800270036},
isbn={978-989-674-003-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Intelligent Vehicle Controls & Intelligent Transportation Systems - Volume 1: Workshop IVC & ITS, (ICINCO 2009)
TI - Order-based Freight Transportation Operation Planning in Railway Networks
SN - 978-989-674-003-0
AU - Anghinolfi D.
AU - Paolucci M.
AU - Sacone S.
AU - Siri S.
PY - 2009
SP - 27
EP - 36
DO - 10.5220/0002263800270036