Railway timetabling from an operations research
In this paper we describe Operations Research (OR) models and techniques that can be used for determining (cyclic) railway timetables. We discuss the two aspects of railway timetabling: ($i$) the determination of arrival and departure times of the trains at the stations and other relevant locations such as junctions and bridges, and ($ii$) the assignment of each train to an appropriate platform and corresponding inbound and outbound routes in every station. Moreover, we discuss robustness aspects of both subproblems.
Kroon, L.G., Huisman, D., & Maroti, G.. (2007). Railway timetabling from an operations research (No. EI 2007-22). Report / Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/10346