Optimizing the routing of wagons during disruptions in single wagonload transport

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In highly utilized rail networks disruptions can quickly have great impact. Dealing immediately with disruptions is important to maintain satisfactory operation level. In this research, we model single wagonload networks and optimize the routing of wagons when a disruption occurs. In particular, wagons can be reassigned to different trains and trains could be rerouted, while minimizing routing costs and delay. The model performance is demonstrated in real life German rail network. A simulation is used that stochastically trigger disruptions. Wagon routing is then optimized while considering the current state of the network. The proposed model enables to evaluate the impact of disruptions on networks and supports dispatchers to optimize real-time network operation performance.


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023


Title2023 INFORMS Annual Meeting
SubtitleHarnessing the data revolution … all with the power of OR/MS!
Abbreviated titleINFORMS 2023
Duration15 - 18 October 2023
Degree of recognitionInternational event
LocationPhoenix Convention Center
CountryUnited States of America