The Value of New Cross-Radial Links for Public Transport Network Robustness

The introduction of new links to network topology could potentially contribute to greater capability to withstand system breakdowns. This paper analyzes the value of adding new cross-radial links for public transport network robustness. The value is evaluated in terms of passenger welfare under disruptions. Using a model that considers passengers' dynamic travel choices, stochastic traffic conditions, timetables and capacity constraints, a new light rail transit line in Stockholm, Sweden is evaluated. The results show that: (1) the cross-radial link reduces the impacts of disruptions of critical links; and (2) the total value of robustness is positive and significantly offsets the loss in welfare caused by disruption of the cross-radial link itself.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 638-647
  • Monograph Title: Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Quantification, Mitigation, and Management

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  • Accession Number: 01532706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413609
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2014 3:01PM