Passenger Transfer Time in the Seoul Metropolitan Intermodal System: Can Smart-Card Data Assist in Evaluating and Improving the Transit System?

The evaluation of transit systems' smart-card data can provide information about passenger transfer time, which is a major determining factor in train usage and is a key indicator for system performance. Using a case study of the Seoul Metropolitan Transit System, the authors obtain transfer time information and discuss how this information can be used for strategic planning as well as for maintaining and improving services. Transfer time data for a 24-hour period were analyzed amongst adult, teenager, elementary school student and disabled populations on a Monday during a school year. The types of transfers analyzed were: transfer between bus lines at the same stop, transfer between bus lines at different stops, transfer from rail to bus, and transfer from bus to rail. Findings included the same average transfer times for adults and teenagers, but slightly higher transfer times for elementary school students and disabled persons. The authors suggest that transfer times can be improved by better coordination of operational timetables and by shortening journeys between particular bus stops and stations; analysis of smart-card data can help determine where the greatest need lies.

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    • Lim, Yongtaek
    • Kim, Hyunmyung
    • Limanond, Thirayoot
    • An, Sung-Hi
  • Publication Date: 2013-7


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  • Accession Number: 01488303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2013 3:17PM