Railway infrastructure maintenance - a survey of planning problems and conducted research
2015 (English)In: Transportation Research Procedia / [ed] Bruno F. Santos, Gonçalo H.A. Correia and Maarten Kroesen, Elsevier, 2015, Vol. 10, 574-583 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Railway infrastructure maintenance consumes very large budgets, is complicated to organize and has numerous challenging planning problems. Specifically, the coordination with train traffic operation is of crucial importance. Despite this, little work has been conducted in the operations research area regarding infrastructure maintenance as compared to train traffic operations.
The aim of this paper is to give a comprehensive overview of the railway infrastructure maintenance field, the planning problems it contains and the research that has been conducted so far. We present (i) a catalogue of planning problems, based on a series of interviews with experts and planners representing all major stake holders in Sweden and (ii) an extensive literature overview covering more than 60 research references published until 2014 regarding the use of mathematical methods and optimization for solving such planning problems. From this we extract some statistics and a mapping which identify the major lines of work as well as future research possibilities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 10, 574-583 p.
, Transportation Research Procedia, ISSN 2352-1465 ; 10
Maintenance planning, Operations research, Railway infrastructure
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121597DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2015.09.011ISI: 000380503900059OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121597DiVA: diva2:857144
18th Euro Working Group on Transportation, EWGT 2015, Delft, The Netherlands, 14-16 July 2015
ProjectsEfficient planning of railway infrastructure maintenance