Does crowding affect the path choice of metro passengers?
mode - subway/metro, operations - crowding, ridership - behaviour, technology - passenger information
Crowding, Path choice, Logit model, Case study
This paper investigates crowding effect on the path choice of metro passengers. We show people reroute not only to avoid the delay from crowding but also to evade crowding itself. More specifically, a logit model fits best when it uses the transit delay from crowding as well as the passenger load of a connection in addition to the conventional explanatory variables. Also, we demonstrate that crowding decreases the overall welfare of metro passengers. The model is tested on the real path choice data acquired by the recent algorithm by Hong et al. (2015) known to detect the real path choice from Smart Card data in more than 90% of the cases.
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Kim, K.M., Hong, S., Ko, S., & Kim, D. (2015). Does crowding affect the path choice of metro passengers? Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol. 77, pp. 292–304.