Rail Infrastructure Manager Problem: Analyzing Capacity Pricing and Allocation in Shared Railway System
Author(s)Pena-Alcaraz, Maite; Webster, Mort D.; Ramos, Andres; Sussman, Joseph M.
This paper proposes a train timetabling model for shared railway systems. The model is formulated as a mixed integer linear programming problem and solved both using commercial software and a novel algorithm based on approximate dynamic programming. The results of the train timetabling model can be used to simulate and evaluate the behavior of the infrastructure manager in shared railway systems under different capacity pricing and allocation mechanisms. This would allow regulators and decision makers to identify the implications of these mechanisms for different stakeholders considering the specific characteristics of the system.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division
ESD Working Papers;ESD-WP-2014-06