Passenger Transfer Chain Analysis for Reallocation of Heritage Space at Amsterdam Central Station

Marc Starmans*, Lee Verhoeff, J.P.A. van den Heuvel

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Amsterdam Central Station is the second busiest station in The Netherlands. Several bottlenecks in the 125 years old monumental station exist due to present train and pedestrian volumes. Further traffic growth is expected. To understand and quantify the options for redesign, a thorough understanding of the interaction between the core traffic functionalities is required.

The paper will demonstrate high-level evaluations of different train positions, train schedules and platform exits, using a tailor-made macroscopic passenger transfer chain model. This approach, the model and the outcomes helped the stakeholders involved to reach consensus regarding the choices to be made for the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransportation Research Procedia
Subtitle of host publicationThe Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2014 (PED 2014), 22-24 October 2014, Delft, The Netherlands
EditorsWinnie Daamen, Dorine C. Duives, Serge P. Hoogendoorn
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • train station
  • heritage building
  • pedestrians
  • bottlenecks
  • marcoscopic
  • modeling


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