Exploring Boarding Strategies for High-Speed Railway

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In light of the increasing demand for passenger transportation on high-speed railway (HSR), the pedestrian flow at HSR stations has become quite crowded in many countries, which has attracted researchers to study the HSR boarding behavior. In this paper, we propose three boarding strategies based on the features of the boarding behavior at an origin HSR station; we then use a cellular automaton (CA) model to study the impacts of boarding strategies on each passenger's motion during the boarding process at HSR station. The simulation results indicate that some of the three strategies can optimize some passengers' boarding time and relieve the congestion degree, and the positive impacts on the boarding process are the most prominent when the three strategies are used simultaneously. The results can help administrators to effectively organize the boarding process at the origin HSR station.




Tang, T. Q., Shao, Y. X., Chen, L., Huang, H. J., & Song, Z. (2019). Exploring Boarding Strategies for High-Speed Railway. Journal of Advanced Transportation, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/4319254

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