Freight Train Scheduling in Railway Systems

  • Rebecca HaehnEmail author
  • Erika Ábrahám
  • Nils Nießen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 12040)


Passenger train timetables in Europe are often periodical and predetermined for longer periods of time to facilitate the planning of travel. Freight train schedules, however, depend on the actual demand. Therefore it is a common problem in railway systems to schedule additional freight train requests, under consideration of a given timetable for passenger trains. In this paper, we present a model for railway systems that allows us to solve this scheduling problem as a constrained time-dependent shortest path problem. We adapt and implement an algorithm to solve this type of problems, examine our results, and discuss possible modifications and extensions to this approach.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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