Robust Train Routing and Online Re-scheduling

Alberto Caprara, Laura Galli, Leo Kroon, GáBor Maróti & Paolo Toth
Train Routing is a problem that arises in the early phase of the passenger railway planning process, usually several months before operating the trains. The main goal is to assign each train a stopping platform and the corresponding arrival/departure paths through a railway station. It is also called Train Platforming when referring to the platform assignment task. Railway stations often represent bottlenecks and train delays can easily disrupt the routing schedule. Thereby railway stations are...