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Mahmoudabadi A, Lotfizadeh Jad Y. Developing Passenger Hub Location Problem Based on Origin-Destination Trips Derived by Gravity Model (Case Study of Iran's Rail Network). IJRARE 2018; 5 (2) :61-70
URL: http://ijrare.iust.ac.ir/article-1-194-en.html
Industrial Engineering Department, MehrAstan University, Guilan, Iran
Abstract:   (1975 Views)
Iran’s geographical situation, in particular long-distance routes, makes rail transportation to
be more attractive and important than the other modes. Since transport cost is the main
concern for local and national authorities, Hub location is an important problem in transport
planning in which transport industries are looking for selected points to change trains for
passengers. In this paper, a mathematical model for solving hub location problem has been
developed and validated on Iranian rail network. Passenger supplies and demand from origin
to destination nodes are estimated using the well-known model of Gravity as well as the
shortest path algorithm has been also utilized for route assignment. Running the proposed
model by GAMS revealed that choosing hubs can significantly reduce transport cost and
enhance rail productivity along the rail network.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Railway track and structures

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