Empirical Study of Passenger Flows at Beijing Mass-Transit Railway Stations

An investigation of the passenger flows is conducted to obtain the fundamental characteristics on different facilities of Beijing mass transit railway stations. Eight stations in five lines were selected for study. The facilities were divided into three categories: entrance exit facilities, simple function facilities and mixed function facilities. Specific parameters like flow, density, speed, space distribution, queue length were collected on each facility. The fundamental diagrams were also developed. It was found that the flow of entrance exit facilities depend on land use, station type and weekday. Chinese passengers have lower speed with wider fluctuations and they are more insensitive on density. They also have smaller capacity in practice. The fundamental diagrams of simple function facilities are completely different on both parameters and patterns. There are fewer interactions between passengers on staircase and escalator than that on passageway. There are wider "stable area" with almost no "congestion area" on stair case and escalators' fundamental diagrams. Other interesting phenomenon like queue oscillation on ticket vendor, large capacity on ticket gate are also found on mixed function facilities.


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  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01157112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-0880
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:25AM