This report presents the development of a mathematical model to describe the flow of passengers through a rapid transit interchange. The model represents a key element in the development of a completely rational approach to the design of transportation interface facilities, and depicts the movement of pedestrians as sequential flows of people across individual station components. Stochastic elements of the model design include the magnitude and distribution of passenger demand, and the modal split of arrivals. The basic processing algorithm for passenger flow is deterministic. The model incorporates the use of empirically derived functions of pedestrian flow through specific station components. The model is developed to serve as an aid to the station designer by simulating the movement of passengers on a digital computer. Examples are provided to demonstrate the program's flexibility and its application to access mode analysis, transit scheduling, and the testing of alternative station layouts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Transportation Research Institute
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Authors:
    • Popper, R J
    • Anderson, R B
    • Hoel, L A
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;

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  • Accession Number: 00084739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Carnegie Mellon University
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CMUTRI-TO-73-15
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2003 12:00AM