Line planning on path networks with application to the Istanbul Metrobüs
Borndörfer, Ralf and Arslan, Oytun and Elijazyfer, Ziena and Güler, Hakan and Renken, Malte and Şahin, Güvenç and Schlechte, Thomas (2017) Line planning on path networks with application to the Istanbul Metrobüs. In: International Conference on Operations Research (OR 2016), Hamburg, Germany
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55702-1_32
Bus rapid transit systems in developing and newly industrialized countries often consist of a trunk with a path topology. On this trunk, several overlapping lines are operated which provide direct connections. The demand varies heavily over the day, with morning and afternoon peaks typically in reverse directions. We propose an integer programming model for this problem, derive a structural property of line plans in the static (or single period) “unimodal demand” case, and consider approaches to the solution of the multi-period version that rely on clustering the demand into peak and off-peak service periods. An application to the Metrobüs system of Istanbul is discussed.
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