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Joint Clusters :  Railroad Applications
 Transportation Science & Logistics

Session Information  : Monday Oct 25, 13:30 - 15:00

Title:  Joint Session Railroad App./ TSL: Scheduled Railroading: New Operating Strategies for Freight Trains
Chair: David Hunt,Cambridge Systematics, Inc., P.O. Box 816, Pennington NJ, United States,

Abstract Details

Title: Current Directions in Model-Driven Freight Railway Service Design
 Presenting Author: Carl Van Dyke,President, MultiModal Applied Systems, Princeton NJ, United States,
Abstract: The design of freight railway operating plans is increasingly influenced by the use of computer-based design tools. For many railways, this use of computers has become a well defined and structured process, which now presents opportunities to extend the role of OR techniques to the next level. We will explore the both current state-of-the art, and the emerging uses of OR by freight railways.
Title: New Advances in Solving Large-Scale Railroad Scheduling Problems
 Presenting Author: Ravindra Ahuja,Professor, University of Florida, 303, Weil Hall, P O Box 116595, Gainesville FL 32611, United States,
Abstract: In the past two years, we have developed state-of-the-art optimization methods for solving several railroad scheduling problems: the railroad blocking problem, the yard closure problem, and the train scheduling problem. In this talk, we will give an overview of the algorithms, and present computational results for data provided by several US railroads.
Title: Synchronization of intermodal trains
 Presenting Author: Teodor Gabriel Crainic,Professor, ESG, UQAM and Centre for Research on Transportation, CP 8888, succ. centre Ville, Montreal QC H3C 3P8, Canada,
 Co-Author: Allan Larsen,Associate Professor, Technical University of Denmark, Bygningstorvet, bygning 115, Kgs. Lyngby - 2800, Denmark,
 Michael Berline Pedersen,Ph.D student, Technical University of Denmark, Bygningstorvet, bygning 115, Kgs. Lyngby - 2300, Denmark,
Abstract: For intermodal trains to compete with road transportation, the transit time of the intermodal trip chains need to be reduced. Synchronising trains in terminals and removing connection delays can achieve this. We present a model that considers the trade-off between value of time of freight and the operational cost.