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(2012)26th Annual Conference on the Belgian Operations Research Society, Book of Abstracts.p.55-56 Mark abstract In order to improve the robustness of a railway system in station areas, this paper introduces an iterative approach to successively solve the route choice problem in station areas to optimality and to improve this solution by applying some changes to the timetable in a tabu search environment. Using a discrete event simulation model, the performance of our algorithms is evaluated based on a case study for the Brussels' area. The railway network of the Brussels' area is introduced and its relevance is emphasized. Computational results indicate an improvement in robustness of about 10%, a decrease in knock-on delay of more than 15%, and a 25% reduction in the number of trains that are confronted with conflicts.

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Autor: Thijs Dewilde, P Sels, D Cattruysse and Pieter Vansteenwegen



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