A Study of Train Dwelling Time at the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway System

Hing Keung William Lam, C. Y. Cheung, Y. F. Poon

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This paper investigates the relationship between the dwelling time of trains and the crowding situations at Mass Transit Railway (MTR) stations in Hong Kong. Regression models were established for the dwelling delays of trains due to congestion at stations, and a simulation model making use of the Monte-Carlo technique is developed to assess the reliability of the estimated train dwelling time. Therefore, the distribution and the confidence interval of the train dwelling time can be predicted on the basis of observed boarding and alighting distributions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-296
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Advanced Transportation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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