Title

Capacity-oriented passenger flow control under uncertain demand: Algorithm development and real-world case study

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2016

Subject Area

infrastructure - station, mode - subway/metro, operations - capacity

Keywords

Subway station, Station service capacity, Uncertain demand, Genetic algorithm, Data envelopment analysis, Simulation optimization

Abstract

This paper proposes a problem of passenger flow organization in subway stations under uncertain demand. The existing concepts of station service capacity are extended and further classified into three in different demand scenarios. Mathematical models are put forward to measure the three capacities and a unified simulation-based algorithm is developed to solve them. To increase computing speed, data envelopment analysis (DEA) and genetic algorithms (GA) are embedded in this algorithm. A case study will demonstrate the performance of the proposed algorithm and give a detailed procedure of passenger flow control based on station service capacity in various demand scenarios.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them.

Comments

Transportation Research Part E Home Page:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13665545

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