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Title: Analysis of Pedestrian Movements on Stairs at Metro Stations
Authors: Goyal T.
Kahali D.
Rastogi, Rajat
Ulengin F.
Patil G.R.
Ozaydin O.
Tavasszy L.
Verma A.
Published in: Transportation Research Procedia
Proceedings of the World Conference Transport Research, WCTR 2019
Abstract: Pedestrian flow characteristics while moving on stairs at metro stations in Delhi, India has been studied. Data are collected during morning and evening peak periods or periods having substantial flow, using video graphic method, at three Delhi Metro Rail stations. One of the metro rail stations is near City Inter-State Bus Terminal and other two are line interchanges. Variations in pedestrian speed and flow on stairs, with respect to various factors are analyzed. Mean speed of woman pedestrians' is found relatively lower than speed of male pedestrians. The pedestrians carrying luggage negatively impacted the overall speed of the crowd. Friction caused by the opposing flow on the same stair flight caused a decrease in the speed of the pedestrians moving in normal direction. Segregated or defined bi-directional flows remained efficient. The pedestrian speed beyond 105 m/min is considered as the running speed. Pedestrians preferred to move on their left hand side. The speed and flow analysis presented in this study can contribute information for incorporation in pedestrian facility guidelines like IRC-103-2012 as used in India. The design criteria may be modified as per the needs of the pedestrians and to ensure an efficient management of pedestrian flows at level change facilities.
Citation: Transportation Research Procedia, 2020, 3786- 3801
Issue Date: 2020
Keywords: Distribution of Flow
Metro Rail Stations
Pedestrian Flow
Variation in Speed
ISSN: 23521457
Author Scopus IDs: 57219309391
Author Affiliations: Goyal, T., Hpgcl, Hisar, India
Kahali, D., Iit Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Rastogi, R., Iit Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Funding Details: Authors are thankful to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for giving permission to conduct study in and outside the premises of selected metro rail stations and their constant support during data collection..
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