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Title: A study of crowding effects at the Hong Kong light rail transit stations
Authors: Lam, WHK 
Cheung, CY
Lam, CF
Keywords: Crowding effects
Light rail transit
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Transportation research. Part A. Policy and practice, 1999, v. 33, no. 5, p. 401-415 How to cite?
Journal: Transportation research. Part A. Policy and practice 
Abstract: This paper investigates the important attributes relating to the crowding effects at the Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations in Hong Kong. With the data collected at two selected LRT stations for studying different crowding effects, the relationships between the dwelling time of trains and the crowding situations at LRT stations are firstly determined, and regression models are established for the dwelling delays of train. In this paper, the degrees of congestion on LRT platforms are also examined. The Level of Service (LOS) concept is applied to study the degrees of congestion on LRT platforms. Finally, the responses of the passengers due to the discomfort at crowded vehicles and congested platforms are investigated, in which stated preference surveys are conducted to study the effects of passenger discomfort at crowded vehicles and congested platforms. The results of this paper could be used as a basis for the platform design and planning of the LRT stations in Hong Kong.This paper investigates the important attributes relating to the crowding effects at the Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations in Hong Kong. With the data collected at two selected LRT stations for studying different crowding effects, the relationships between the dwelling time of trains and the crowding situations at LRT stations are firstly determined, and regression models are established for the dwelling delays of train. In this paper, the degrees of congestion on LRT platforms are also examined. The Level of Service (LOS) concept is applied to study the degrees of congestion on LRT platforms. Finally, the responses of the passengers due to the discomfort at crowded vehicles and congested platforms are investigated, in which stated preference surveys are conducted to study the effects of passenger discomfort at crowded vehicles and congested platforms. The results of this paper could be used as a basis for the platform design and planning of the LRT stations in Hong Kong.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/23419
ISSN: 0965-8564
DOI: 10.1016/S0965-8564(98)00050-0
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