TRAIL: seminar on 'Challenges in Railway Operations Planning'

02 June 2017 | 12:30 - 4 July 2017 | 15:00
location: Faculty CEG, Stevinweg 1, Delft, room 2.62
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On 4 July 2017, TRAIL PhD student Nikola Besinovic will defend his PhD thesis ‘Integrated Capacity Assessment and Timetabling Models for Dense Railway Networks’ at Delft University of Technology. On the occasion of his public defence, TRAIL and TU Delft have set up a seminar on: ‘Challenges in Railway Operations Planning’ on that same day, and you are invited to join!

The planning of railway operations has many challenges, such as designing good timetables that enable efficient logistics and heavy passenger flows over complex networks. Prof. Anita Schöbel reconsiders the typical sequential railway planning process of line planning, timetabling and vehicle scheduling that leads to vehicle schedules that are often costly to operate. She explains how vehicle scheduling issues can already be included in the line planning and timetabling stages to guarantee lines that correspond to good vehicle routes. Prof. Lei Nie presents the characteristics and operational performance of China’s high speed railway network, and discusses three main challenges to its operation: capacity shortage for some corridor lines, the connection plan for large numbers of transferring passengers, and constructing a cyclic timetable for this large-scale network.


Programme seminar

Chairman: Dr. Rob Goverde

12.30 - 13.00     Lunch

13.00 – 13.05    Opening and welcome

13.05 – 13.50      Prof. dr. Anita Schöbel (University of Göttingen)

A look-ahead heuristic for line planning, timetabling and vehicle scheduling

13.50 – 14.35      Prof. dr. Lei Nie (Beijing Jiaotong University)
China’s high speed railway network and the challenges to its operation

14.35 – 15.00      Discussion


Faculty CEG, Stevinweg 1, Delft, room 2.62



Participation is free, registration is required: click here.


Public defence Nikola Besinovic

At 10:00 h the public defence starts in the Senaatszaal of the Aula.

At 9:30 h Nikola will give a brief presentation about his research in the same room.

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