WIT Press


Computer Based Modelling Of Passenger Flow In Station Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR940031

Volume

6

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

647 kb

Author(s)

J. Cantor, J. Allan, S. Chan, A. Mannering & B. Mellitt

Abstract

Computer based modelling of passenger flow in station areas J. Cantor", J. Allan*, S. Chan", A. Mannering" & B. Mellitt* ^London Underground Limited, UK **The University of Birmingham, UK The need for passenger flow modelling London Underground is one of the world's largest urban rapid transit systems. Almost one million people travel into central London each day and over 60% of these use the London Underground system. It is estimated that 2.5 million passengers are carried daily. With such a large volume of passengers, congestion can easily become a problem and its limitation is an important issue. If congestion is allowed to increase so too does discomfort and concerns for safety. A means of simulating passenger flow can prove to be an invaluable tool in all aspects of station design, refurbishment and preparation of emergency evacuation plans. Methods of passenger flow modelling The majority of existing passenger flow models do not have the capabilities to

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