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Decision Support for the Rolling Stock Dispatcher

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Executive Summary

Real-time recovery is receiving a fast growing interest in an increasingly competitive railway operation market. This paper considers the area of rolling stock dispatching which is one of the typical real-time railway dispatching problems. All work of the paper is based on the network and planning processes of the railway operator DSB S-tog a/s. In the paper the problems existing in the railway planning process from the strategic to real-time level are briefly sketched. Network planning, line planning, timetabling, crew and rolling stock planning is outlined and relevant references are given. Specifically the paper references the operation research studies based on the railway operation of DSB S-tog a/s. Subsequently the process of dispatching is outlined with a specific emphasis on rolling stock.

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