R.N. (Rolf) van Lieshout MSc
*Rolf van Lieshout (1994) is a PhD candidate at the Erasmus School of Economics. *In his research, Rolf works on developing new disruption management strategies for extreme disruptions in railway systems. In particular, the goal is to find new ways to avoid (or at least reduce the impact) of out-of-control situations, situations where traffic controllers no longer have an overview over the system, and therefore decide to terminate all railway traffic in a part of the network. These situations are typically caused by extreme weather conditions or power outages. As conventional methods are unable to deal with the size and high degree of uncertainty of these disruptions, new disruption management strategies need to be developed.
Supervisors: prof.dr. Dennis Huisman and dr. Paul Bouman
PhD Track Improving the Resilience of Railway Systems
Railway systems occasionally get into a state of out-of-control, meaning that barely any train is running, even though the required resources (infrastructure, rolling stock and crew) are available. These situations can either be caused by large disruptions or unexpected propagation and accumulation of delays. Because of the large number of affected resources and the absence of detailed, timely and accurate information, currently existing rescheduling methods cannot be applied in out-of-control situations. In this research, we investigate a recently proposed framework aiming at reducing the impact of these situations and - if possible - avoiding them. Specifically, we develop novel mathematical models for adjusting the line plan on the day of operations, investigate self-organizing dispatching techniques for rolling stock and crew, and analyse methods to inform and steer the passengers.
- railway disruption management, rolling stock and crew rescheduling, dispatching, self-organizing systems
- Time frame
- 2017 -
R.N. van Lieshout, P.C. Bouman & D. Huisman (2020). Determining and Evaluating Alternative Line Plans in Out-of-Control Situations. Transportation Science, 54 (3), 740-761. doi: 10.1287/trsc.2019.0945
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