Contraction of Timetable Networks with Realistic Transfers

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Contraction of Timetable Networks with Realistic Transfers
We successfully contract timetable networks with realistic transfer times. Contraction gradually removes nodes from the graph and adds shortcuts to preserve shortest paths. This reduces query times to 1 ms with preprocessing times around 6 minutes on all tested instances. We achieve this by an improved contraction algorithm and by using a station graph model. Every node in our graph has a one-to-one correspondence to a station and every edge has an assigned collection of connections. Our graph model does not need parallel edges. The query algorithm does not compute a single earliest arrival time at a station but a set of arriving connections that allow best transfer opportunities.
Robert Geisberger
Added 18 May 2010
Updated 18 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where WEA
Authors Robert Geisberger
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