16. Improved Search for Night Train Connections

Thorsten Gunkel, Matthias Müller-Hannemann & Mathias Schnee
The search for attractive night train connections is fundamentally different from ordinary search: the primary objective of a costumer of a night train is to have a reasonably long sleeping period without interruptions due to train changes. For most passenger it is also undesired to reach the final destination too early in the morning. These objectives are in sharp contrast to standard information systems which focus on minimizing the total travel time. In this paper...