R. (Rowan) Hoogervorst MSc

Rowan Hoogervorst
Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM PhD Candidate
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2016

PhD Track Improving Reliability For Railway Passengers

In this project we focus on the rescheduling of rolling stock and the
rescheduling of the associated shunting plans, in particular for the case
of smaller disruptions on the day of operation. First of all, we will adapt
existing solution methodologies for rolling stock rescheduling for this real-time setting. In this respect, we will focus on rolling stock rescheduling for delays, a type of disruption that is often encountered in this setting. Moreover, we investigate the use of heuristics for solving the rescheduling problem for small disruptions. Secondly, we focus on the shunting problem faced by dispatchers in the rescheduling phase. Instead of focusing on the parking of train units at the shunting yard, we focus on a more integral problem that combines nding a location to park train units with findings crews to execute the chosen shunting plans and finding a path through the infrastructure to allow the shunting movement. To do so, we will first investigate solution methodologies for these problems and will the investigate how these can be integrated into the existing rolling stock rescheduling problems.

Rolling Stock Rescheduling, Shunting, Disruption Management, Public Transport Optimization
Time frame
2016 -


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