Handbook of Optimization in the Railway Industry

  • Ralf Borndörfer
  • Torsten Klug
  • Leonardo Lamorgese
  • Carlo Mannino
  • Markus Reuther
  • Thomas Schlechte

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 268)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Giorgio Medeossi, Stefano de Fabris
    Pages 1-24
  3. Nikola Bešinović, Rob M. P. Goverde
    Pages 25-45
  4. Torsten Klug
    Pages 73-91
  5. Valentina Cacchiani, Paolo Toth
    Pages 93-115
  6. Laura Galli, Sebastian Stiller
    Pages 117-140
  7. Gabrio Caimi, Frank Fischer, Thomas Schlechte
    Pages 141-159
  8. Armin Fügenschuh, Henning Homfeld, Marc Johann, Hanno Schülldorf, Anke Stieber
    Pages 161-179
  9. Markus Bohlin, Ronny Hansmann, Uwe T. Zimmermann
    Pages 181-212
  10. Markus Reuther, Thomas Schlechte
    Pages 213-241
  11. Erwin Abbink, Dennis Huisman, Leo Kroon
    Pages 243-264
  12. Leonardo Lamorgese, Carlo Mannino, Dario Pacciarelli, Johanna Törnquist Krasemann
    Pages 265-283
  13. Twan Dollevoet, Dennis Huisman, Marie Schmidt, Anita Schöbel
    Pages 285-317
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 319-321

About this book


This book promotes the use of mathematical optimization and operations research methods in rail transportation.  The editors assembled thirteen contributions from leading scholars to present a unified voice, standardize terminology, and assess the state-of-the-art.

There are three main clusters of articles, corresponding to the classical stages of the planning process: strategic, tactical, and operational.  These three clusters are further subdivided into five parts which correspond to the main phases of the railway network planning process: network assessment, capacity planning, timetabling, resource planning, and operational planning.  Individual chapters cover:


Capacity Assessment

Network Design

Train Routing

Robust Timetabling

Event Scheduling

Track Allocation



Rolling Stock

Crew Scheduling


Delay Propagation


Train Timetabling Track Allocation Transportation Network Simulation Rail Operations Rail Network Optimization Railway Routing

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralf Borndörfer
    • 1
  • Torsten Klug
    • 2
  • Leonardo Lamorgese
    • 3
  • Carlo Mannino
    • 4
  • Markus Reuther
    • 5
  • Thomas Schlechte
    • 6
  1. 1.Zuse Institute Berlin & Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of OptimizationZuse Institute BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.OptrailRomeItaly
  4. 4.SINTEF DIGITAL & University of OsloOsloNorway
  5. 5.LBW Optimization GmbH & Zuse Institute BerlinBerlinGermany
  6. 6.LBW Optimization GmbH & Zuse Institute BerlinBerlinGermany

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