Maintenance Scheduling and Operational Planning at NedTrain

Abstract:
NS Maintenance (NedTrain), part of the national Dutch Railway group 
(NS group) is responsible for the tender, maintenance 
and revision of rolling stock. Trains to be maintained are delivered by NS Travelers, 
also part of the NS group.

Arrival of trains (release times of maintenance jobs) 
is quite unpredictable. NS travelers decides
 supply of rolling stock at the very last moment, delays may occur; Exact duration of maintenance jobs is only known after
 initial inspection jobs, therefore there is significant uncertainty in the operational scheduling; Also, maintenance is performed by a number of teams at different locations, and
 each team constructs its own operational schedule. Furthermore, shunting at service sites, and crew assignment further complicate the problem to be solved.

Timeframe:

2010 - present

Partners:
TU Eindhoven, TU Twente

People involved:
Bob Huisman
Mathijs de Weerdt

Funded by:
NedTrain (NS)

More information:
Please contact Mathijs de Weerdt

Publications on Maintenance scheduling

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2017
  • K.S. Mountakis, T. Klos, C. Witteveen (2017). Dynamic Temporal Decoupling. In D. Salvagnin, M. Lombardi (Eds.), Fourteenth International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research Techniques in Constraint Programming. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer. [ Bibtex ]
  • K.S. Mountakis, T. Klos, C. Witteveen (2017). Stochastic task networks: Trading performance for stability. In D. Salvagnin, M. Lombardi (Eds.), Fourteenth International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research Techniques in Constraint Programming. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer. [ Bibtex ]
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