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Computing Delay Resistant Railway Timetables

Liebchen, Christian; Schachtebeck, Michael; Schöbel, Anita; Stiller, Sebastian; Prigge, André

Preprint-Reihe des Instituts für Mathematik, Technische Universität Berlin

In the past, much research had been dedicated to compute optimum railway timetables. A typical objective was the minimization of passenger waiting times. But only the planned nominal waiting times were addressed, whereas delays, as they occur in daily operation, were neglected. Rather, conceptually, delays were treated mainly in an online-context, and solved as a separate optimization problem, called delay management.