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Netherlands Railways uses optimization to grow ridership with minimum congestion and maximum efficiency
The Netherlands Railways, the country's largest passenger train operator with over a million passengers transported each day, business was booming. The added business was good for revenue, but was beginning to weigh heavily on the railways infrastructure, and the railway company was determined to get the most out of it.
Access this case study to discover how Netherlands Railways leveraged IBM ILOG® CPLEX® and was able to craft an optimized operating plan that maximizes service quality, minimizes costs, and provides advice for future infrastructure investments. Through this innovative technology, the railway was able to save € 20 million annually, improve on-time performance by 2%, and now has the ability to accommodate additional riders with minimal new infrastructure investments.