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Design Assessment Of Lisbon Transfer Stations Using Microscopic Pedestrian Simulation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040141

Volume

74

Pages

13

Published

2004

Size

997 kb

Author(s)

S.P. Hoogendoorn & W. Daamen

Abstract

This paper addresses predicting the impact of access gates on pedestrian flow operations in terms of levels-of-service, congestion levels, average walking times, delays incurred at the gates, etc. To tackle the problem at hand, pedestrian traffic operations for different station design alternatives are predicted using the microscopic pedestrian flow model NOMAD. This is done for reference situations (validation), as well as for the design alternatives. It turned out that model provided realistic results. Furthermore, the simple design guidelines used to set-up the design alternatives provided satisfactory levels-of-service to the transferring pedestrians, and the gates could be installed without compromising passenger safety. Nevertheless, the need to re-route, inefficient gate use and inter

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