Effect of dynamic train arrival times to passenger congestion in the MRT-3

  • Dwight Louis H. Velasco Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Trisha Angela E. Sarmiento Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Rhenish C. Simon Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Migel Antonio P. Catalig Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, University of the Philippines Manila

Abstract

Congestion on the MRT-3, brought about by overcrowding in both trains and station platforms due to high passenger dependence, reduces service quality for passengers. This study aims to simulate passenger traffic across MRT-3 stations by introducing a heterogeneous timetable for train arrivals. Train headway times are varied by generating random Gaussian numbers with varying standard deviations. Analysis of post-simulation data defined critical values for mean time μ and standard deviation σ at which passenger congestion was significantly high, suggesting that more erratic patterns along with longer headway times result to heavier congestion in train stations.

Published
2018-05-24
How to Cite
[1]
D. L. Velasco, T. A. Sarmiento, R. Simon, and M. A. Catalig. Effect of dynamic train arrival times to passenger congestion in the MRT-3, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 36, SPP-2018-PC-16 (2018). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2018-PC-16.
Section
Poster Session C (Mathematical Physics, Optics, and Interdisciplinary Topics)