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Pedestrian Traffic Flow Operations On A Platform: Observations And Comparison With Simulation Tool SimPed

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040131

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

812 kb

Author(s)

W. Daamen & S.P. Hoogendoorn

Abstract

Delft University of Technology, in co-operation with Holland Railconsult, has developed the tool SimPed for simulating pedestrian operations in transfer stations. SimPed models all processes that are related to pedestrians inside a transfer station, such as walking, performing activities and route and activity location choice. In order to validate pedestrian flow modelling in SimPed and to study pedestrian traffic flow operations on a platform in detail, observations have been collected on a platform of a Dutch railway station. These observations concerned boarding and alighting times, (individual) walking times, and levels-of-service (indicating the number of pedestrians present on a part of the platform over time). This paper describes this data collection effort and

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