Course – Public Transport

June 3, 2015 10.00 - 16.00
April 22, 2015
May 6, 2015
May 20, 2015
June 3, 2015
Schiphol, Dinalog Amsterdam, Evert van de Beekstraat 356, SADC
Event Type: 
GP-OML course

The aim of this course is to learn how to plan and control the operations in public transport systems. We focus on how to design and apply mathematical models and solution approaches to deal with typical decision problems that arise in public transport systems to make sure that certain objectives are met. We consider various decision problems at the strategic (network design, demand forecasting, capacity planning), tactical (timetabling, resource allocation) and operational levels (vehicle and crew scheduling). Several approaches for dealing with the inherent uncertainty in public transport systems will be presented, among which simulation, and stochastic and robust optimization.

Students will learn about:

  • Models for analysing passenger behaviour, for forecasting passenger demand, and for providing passenger information.
  • Mathematical models and solution approaches for supporting the planning and real-time operations of public transport systems, in particular network design, timetabling, vehicle and crew scheduling.

Please find more detailed information in the attached document.

Lecturer: Prof. Leo Kroon (EUR)

ECTS: 1 (attendance) / 4 (with assignment)

TUD GS credits: 2 (attendance) / 5 (with assignment)

Location: Dinalog Schiphol

Participation: free for TRAIL/Beta/OML members, others please contact the TRAIL office

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