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Expected Passenger Travel Time as Objective Function for Train Schedule Optimization

@inproceedings{Sels2012ExpectedPT,
  title={Expected Passenger Travel Time as Objective Function for Train Schedule Optimization},
  author={Peter Sels and Thijs Dewilde and Dirk Cattrysse and Pieter Vansteenwegen},
  year={2012}
}
Most literature in train schedule optimization concentrates on the constraints of the problem. A few examples are [4, 5, 6, 7, 8]. Very little is found on the optimisation criterium: the objective function [2, 3]. We believe one of the main reasons is that in generating schedules that are robust against delays, this is the harder part of the mathematical modelling. Indeed, unlike the hard constraints, it requires the use of statistics, namely delay statistics. It also requires accurate… 
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