UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Lengths of time passengers spend at railway termini: An analysis using smart card data

Fujiyama, T; Cao, B; (2016) Lengths of time passengers spend at railway termini: An analysis using smart card data. In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation, ICIRT 2016. (pp. pp. 139-144). IEEE: Birmingham, UK. Green open access

[img] Text
IEEE_ICIRT_2016 Fujiyama.pdf - Accepted version
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (425kB)

Abstract

In many developed countries, main railway termini in large cities are facing increasing numbers of passengers. Knowing the lengths of time passengers spend at termini would be a first step to manage congestion by passengers but such knowledge is currently limited. This study analysed London’s smart card (Oyster card) data to investigate the lengths of time, especially the time additionally spent other than walking at their free walking speeds, of passengers transferring between suburban rail and London Underground services at Waterloo and Victoria. The study found that the additionally-spent times were on average around 7 minutes for country-bound passengers and around 2 minutes for inner city-bound passengers. The relationships between the additionally-spent time and the service frequency and the journey length were investigated but there was no clear evidence of correlation. This suggests that there are potentially many factors that determine the lengths of the time, and further research is necessary. The obtained results would nevertheless be useful for terminus planning and congestion management.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Lengths of time passengers spend at railway termini: An analysis using smart card data
Event: IEEE 2016 International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation (ICIRT 2016)
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Dates: 23 August 2016 - 25 August 2016
ISBN-13: 978-1-5090-1555-9
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/ICIRT.2016.7588723
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIRT.2016.7588723
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: length of time, passengers, terminus, inter-modal stations
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10070729
Downloads since deposit
1Download
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item