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An integrated planning loop

An integrated planning loop to optimize railways

Railway is a complex system where infrastructure and signalling, rolling stock and timetable interact, together with some human factors and stochastic disturbances. A comprehensive loop to manage these components may help in defining railway operation to maximize the potentials of the network from strategic planning to short term timetable validation.

This article, published in EURAILmag Business & technology, presents the approach developed by LIFT and successfully used to plan railway infrastructure and services. (Authors: Giovanni Longo and Giorgio Medeossi).

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