Malin Forsgren

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Measuring timetable robustness is a complex task. Previous efforts have mainly been focused on simulation studies or measurements of time supplements. However, these measurements don't capture the production flexibility of a timetable, which is essential for measuring the robustness with regard to the trains' commercial activity commitments, and also for(More)
The Swedish infrastructure manager Trafikverket is funding research for timetabling optimization tools as part of their overall mission to utilize the existing infrastructure more efficiently. Currently, Trafikverket is modernizing both planning processes and the IT architecture, and will soon be ready to start using optimization tools on a broad scale.(More)
While mathematical optimization and operations research receive growing attention in the railway sector, computerized timetabling tools that actually make significant use of optimization remain relatively rare. SICS has developed a prototype tool for non-periodic timetabling that minimizes resource conflicts, enabling the user to focus on the strategic(More)
Railway timetabling in Sweden has traditionally been associated with long lead times. In order for the railway sector to be able to compete with other transport modes, the infrastructure manager must become better at meeting the demand for railway services whose need for infrastructure capacity is not well-defined 6-18 months in advance. Research at SICS is(More)
This document summarizes how SICS envision “The road to Incremental Allocation and Incremental Planning” and is in essence a more detailed description of what SICS formulated as ”the road to the dynamic train plan” in the project Den Dynamiska TågPlanen (The Dynamic Train Plan). Moreover, this document summarizes some of the results and tests that have been(More)
Long lead times in railway planning can give rise to a significant discrepancy between the original plan and the traffic eventually operated, resulting in inefficient utilization of capacity. Research shows that the railway sector in Sweden would benefit from a different planning approach in which capacity consuming decisions are pushed forward in time(More)
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