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Research On Train Operation Stability By The Installation Of Platform Doors

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR160011

Volume

162

Pages

10

Page Range

1 - 10

Published

2016

Size

1,803 kb

Author(s)

S. Adachi, N. Harata, Y. Takatori, M. Koresawa

Abstract

In order to improve safety, platform doors have been installed in some train and subway stations in the Tokyo metropolitan area of Japan. The number of accidents (such as passengers falling from platforms, or coming into contact with moving trains) has decreased. On the other hand, scheduled dwell times have had to be increased to allow for the extra time needed for platform doors to open and close. As such, travel times are longer after the installation of platform doors than before. However, an overall improvement in the stability of train operations has been observed during rush hour. This paper presents an analysis of such phenomenon and valuates the train operation stability.

Keywords

train operation stability, platform doors, train delay, dwell time, confirmation time, train traffic record data