WIT Press


A Passenger's Choice Model Of Train Service

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000481

Volume

50

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

873 kb

Author(s)

Lee, Chi-Kang and Hsieh, Wen-Jin

Abstract

The paper presents a modeling framework for solving the service planning problem for Taiwan high speed rail. The framework explicitly considers both the passenger's and the operator's viewpoints in a bi-level program, where a train demand model is the lower level problem. The passenger's choice of train service is formulated as a route choice problem on a service network and with a generalized cost function. In vehicle travel time, out of vehicle travel time, out of pocket cost, and crowding condition are the variables in the cost function. Three models, which are deterministic user equilibrium, stochastic user equilibrium, and deterministic user optimal with crowding effect, are tested in the study with practical data. The three models result in quite different choice patterns. The

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