Tactical scheduling of rail operations: a Petri net approach

Xin Ren, Mengchu Zhou

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In this paper, we present Petri Net models for the tactical scheduling of railroad operations. The notion of schedule feasibility is explained; notions of various kinds of rail operations - meeting, overtaking, following, and double-track section operations - are briefly reviewed; then the corresponding Petri Net models are constructed and fully discussed. Topics on how to use these models to analyze the schedule feasibility are also covered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3087-3092
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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