A PASSENGER'S CHOICE MODEL OF TRAIN SERVICE

This paper presents a modeling framework for solving the service planning problem for Taiwan high speed rail. The framework explicitly considers both the passenger's and the operator's viewpoints in a bilevel program, where a train demand model is the lower level problem. The passenger's choice of train service is formulated as a route-choice problem on a service network with a generalized cost function. In-vehicle travel time, out-of-vehicle travel time, out-of-pocket cost, and crowding condition are the variables in the cost function. Three models, which are deterministic user equilibrium, stochastic user equilibrium, and deterministic user optimal with crowding effect, are tested in the study with practical data. The three models result in quite different choice patterns. The comparison of the estimated choice patterns can explain the effect of the modeling assumptions clearly. Moreover, the paper presents the sensitivity results of, among others, the time value, fare structure, and train frequency.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 495-503
  • Monograph Title: COMPUTERS IN RAILWAYS VII
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00800733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1853128260
  • Contract Numbers: BRPR-CT97-D558, DG 12 HINS, KBN No. 9 T12C 045 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2000 12:00AM