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Title: Modeling circulation of train-set with multiple routing
Authors: Xie, MQ
Mao, BH
Ho, TK
Chen, ZQ
Bai, Y
Keywords: Multiple routing
Railway transportation
Semicircle of trains turnover
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: 中國學術期刊 (光盤版) 電子雜誌社
Source: 交通运输系统工程与信息 (Communication and transportation systems engineering and information), 2010, v. 10, no. 3, p. 50-57 How to cite?
Journal: 交通运输系统工程与信息 (Communication and transportation systems engineering and information) 
Abstract: Planning on utilization of train-set is one of the key tasks of transport organization for passenger dedicated railway in China. It also has strong relationships with timetable scheduling and operation plans at a station. To execute such a task in a railway hub pooling multiple railway lines, the characteristics of multiple routing for train-set is discussed in term of semicircle of train-sets' turnover. In programming the described problem, the minimum dwell time is selected as the objectives with special derive constraints of the train-set's dispatch, the connecting conditions, the principle of uniqueness for train-sets, and the first plus for connection in the same direction based on time tolerance. A compact connection algorithm based on time tolerance is then designed. The feasibility of the model and the algorithm is proved by the case study. The result indicates that the circulation model and algorithm about multiple routing can deal with the connections between the train-sets of multiple directions, and reduce the train's pulling in or leaving impact on the station s throat.
ISSN: 1009-6744
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