Line planning in emergencies for railway networks

Meng Xuelei (School of Traffic and Transportation, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou, China)
Cui Bingmou (School of Traffic and Transportation, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou, China)
Jia Limin (State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 28 January 2014

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to generate line plan in emergencies for railway networks to complete the passenger transportation.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors first build a mathematical model, focusing on the frequency setting and stops setting. Then, considering the OD passenger flow data, the authors first propose the method to solve the train frequency setting problem of different types. Genetic algorithm is designed to solve the stops setting problem. The approach is tested with the data from Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway and its neighbour existing railway.

Findings

The authors find that the model is suitable to generate line plan in emergencies for railway networks and the algorithm has good calculating performance.

Originality/value

The new algorithms to generate line plan proposed in this paper can be embedded in the decision support system for railway operators.

Keywords

Citation

Meng, X., Cui, B. and Jia, L. (2014), "Line planning in emergencies for railway networks", Kybernetes, Vol. 43 No. 1, pp. 40-52. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-03-2013-0048

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