Evaluating passenger robustness in a rail transit network
mode - bus, mode - rail, place - europe
Railway network design, Passenger robustness, Indexes
The purpose of this paper is to provide passenger robustness measures for a rail transit network. A network is robust when it reacts well to disruptions on links or stations. In order to measure robustness, indexes relative to the overall travel time of a network when links fail are introduced for two different cases: without-bridging interruptions and with-bridging interruptions. In the first case, passengers either have to wait for the failure to be repaired or find an alternative route in the network, whereas in the second case a bus service between the affected stations is provided and only the failing link is disrupted. A computation of these indexes for the Madrid commuter system shows their applicability.
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De-Los-Santos, A., Laporte, G., Mesa, J.A., & Perea, F. (2010). Evaluating passenger robustness in a rail transit network. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Article in Press, Corrected Proof.