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.

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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