Pedestrian travel time functions for the hong kong underground stations–calibration and validation

Hing Keung William Lam, Chung Yu Cheung

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This paper reports an investigation on the pedestrian travel timefundions for various pedestrian facilities in the Hong Kong Mass Transit Raifwoy (MTR) stations. As the pedestrian walking behavior con be influenced by the physical properties of the walking facilities, different pedestrian facilities are classified for analysis. Surveys were conduded in the Hong Kong MTR stations and the data collected were used to develop fifteen sets of pedestrian travel time function for the classified pedestrian facilities. The data colleded were also compared with the previous research findings for London underground stations. Further more, to examine the reliability of the travel time functions, the calibrated functions were validated by independent observed data and incorporated into a pedestrian simulation package for evaluation. The calibrated functions could be used as a basis for the development of pedestrian simulation models for the underground stations in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalHKIE Transactions Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998


  • Pedestrian
  • Travel Time Fundion
  • Underground Station

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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