Pedestrian simulation-assignment model for a Hong Kong mass transit railway station - Calibration and validation

J. Y.S. Lee, Hing Keung William Lam

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This paper presents a Pedestrian Simulation-Assignment (PSA) model for a selected Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station in Hong Kong. This selected station is Causeway Bay MTR station which is in the centre of a high density area. This PSA model was developed to simulate passenger movements within the station during the evening peak hour period. A simulation software package, Service Model, was adopted to develop the PSA model. The data collected was used to estimate the passenger origin-destination flow matrices. The speed-density functions for various pedestrian facilities calibrated in a previous related study were incorporated into the developed PSA model. To examine the reliability of the results given by the developed PSA model, an independent data set was collected. A comparison between the observed data and estimated results was conducted and conclusions drawn. It is believed that the developed PSA model for Hong Kong MTR station can be used for improvement of the passenger circulation within the station and maximize the realization of the station capacity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 33rd CSCE Annual Conference 2005
Subtitle of host publication6th Transportation Specialty Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event33rd CSCE Annual Conference 2005 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 2 Jun 20054 Jun 2005


Conference33rd CSCE Annual Conference 2005
CityToronto, ON

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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