One day workshop on timetable and service planning for metro/suburban rail operations

Date: Friday, 21 June, 2019

Location: IIT Bombay, Victor Menezes Convention Center (VMCC),

Venue:: Meet on the ground floor, VMCC, Room number 4

Time:: Registration begins at 9am. The workshop ends at 5:15pm

Organizers: Profs. Narayan Rangaraj and Madhu Belur

Registration: For IITB students to just attend the talks, there are no participation fees

Workshop schedule:


Theme: Planning of services for metro and suburban commuters on rail sections poses special challenges

The workshop will address these issues technically and will propose planning tools that can be used to systematically add services to existing timetables, to validate timetables against operational constraints and to generate new timetable options afresh, if desired. The tools used will be based on spreadsheets, Python and commercially available software or customized open source solutions. Concepts will be demonstrated with detailed case studies on the Mumbai suburban system, but the methods used can be deployed for any suburban/metro systems. Resource persons for the workshop include faculty/students from IIT Bombay and also senior railway personnel who will be invited for the purpose.

The one-day workshop

Registration portal:

Registration fee: Rs. 10,000 (inclusive of 18% GST) per participant from the Railways/Government/Industry. Payment is possible through online-banking, payU and off-line options. Visit the registration portal for further details.

Contact persons

Prof. Madhu N. Belur,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076


Prof. Narayan Rangaraj,
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR),
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076

Last modified: 17th July 2019