Effect of Intercity Train Vehicle Layout on Boarding and Alighting

  • Chen Wang
  • Weining FangEmail author
  • Yueyuan Chen
  • Caifeng Li
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1212)


To achieve the operational objectives of intercity trains, in particular, reducing the station dwell time, it is necessary to improve the boarding and alighting efficiency. The vehicle layout considerably influences the boarding and alighting efficiency. In this paper, a method to simulate pedestrian dynamics is proposed. The effects of three layout factors on the efficiency are investigated; furthermore, the regression curves of different factors and cumulative high density maps are considered for analysis. The results show that when the door width ranges from 800–1900 mm, the relationship between this width and the boarding and alighting efficiency is a quadratic function. When the hall width ranges from 1300–2100 mm, the relationship between this width and the efficiency is a power function. When the aisle width ranges from 650–950 mm, the relationship between this width and the efficiency is a cubic function.


Intercity train Vehicle layout Boarding and alighting efficiency Pedestrian simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Wang
    • 1
  • Weining Fang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yueyuan Chen
    • 1
  • Caifeng Li
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and SafetyBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Shanghai Jiues Information Technology Co., LtdShanghaiChina

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