APPLICATION OF SIMULATION MODELS TO THE DESIGN OF DOWNTOWN PEOPLE-MOVER STATIONS

Simulation models provide designers with valuable tools for modelling and evaluating transit station facilities. Downtown People Mover (DPM) systems necessitate special consideration by designers and this paper intends to examine and demonstrate the use of simulation models for these systems. Use of the UMTA Station Simulation Package (USS), for the crucial first stages of the design process--the preliminary planning design phases--is described. A case study is performed for a DPM system in an intensely developed central business district of a large city. The development of alternative designs is exemplified by applying USS to 3 possible schemes, which results in a physical definition of these alternatives. The output of alternative 1 is described in detail. The potential uses of USS for the three other stages of the design process are briefly reviewed.

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    Institute for Transportation, Incorporated

    1410 Duke University Road
    Durham, NC  USA  27705
  • Authors:
    • Benz, G P
    • Lutin, J M
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00310624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1980 12:00AM