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Scheduling Wagon Maintenance at Deutsche Bahn

  • Danny C. Myers
  • Leena Suhl
Conference paper
Part of the Operations Research Proceedings book series (ORP, volume 1997)

Abstract

This paper discusses the problem of generating schedules for railway wagons that serve a given timetable of trips and also allow for timely maintenance of the wagons. Routes of wagons have to be constructed as rotations so that a given objective, ideally the total cost, is minimized. A surrogate for cost minimization, used here, is to minimize the number of trains needed to carry out all the trips.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Danny C. Myers
    • 1
  • Leena Suhl
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied Statistics and Operations ResearchBowling Green State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Business ComputingUniversität Gesamthochschule PaderbornGermany

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