A new “Handbook of Optimization in the Railway Industry” is available in the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science by Springer. Edited by Ralf Borndörfer, Torsten Klug, Leonardo Lamorgese, Carlo Mannino, Markus Reuther and Thomas Schlechte, the book provides an overview of the state-of-the art in railway optimization. With thirteen contributions from leading scholars, the book presents a unified view on the topic with a focus on the use of mathematical programming and operations research methods in rail transportation.
There are three main clusters of articles, corresponding to the classical stages of the planning process: strategic, tactical, and operational. These three clusters are further subdivided into five parts which correspond to the main phases of the railway network planning process: network assessment, capacity planning, timetabling, resource planning, and operational planning.
The book is result of a cooperation between MODAL’s RailLab, LBW Optimization, and SINTEF.
Link to the book: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319721521
Link to MODAL RailLab: http://www.zib.de/projects/modal-rai