Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram for Train Platforms

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The macroscopic fundamental diagram (MFD) relates the flow, density and speed of an entire network. So far, the MFD has been mostly applied to cases where pedestrians and vehicles were aiming to reach their destinations as fast as possible. However, pedestrian facilities involve different behaviours. Especially in train stations, travellers spend more time waiting than walking. Moreover, complex passenger flows (i.e. flows in different directions moving to stairs and escalators distributed over the platform) may occur on the platform, due to passengers. In this paper we show that passenger flows on platforms can be described by an MFD.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTraffic and Granular Flow '17
EditorsSamer H. Hamdar
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-11439-8
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventTGF 2017: Traffic & Granular Flow - George Washington University, Washington, United States
Duration: 19 Jul 201722 Jul 2017


ConferenceTGF 2017
Abbreviated titleTGF 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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