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Simulation on passenger movement for LRT Kelana Jaya line KL Sentral station using Vissim software

A Ibrahim Kutty, Nadira Mariam (2016) Simulation on passenger movement for LRT Kelana Jaya line KL Sentral station using Vissim software. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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Level of Service (LOS) is commonly used to access the quality of operations of transportation facilities at the roadside. However, LOS, measures for pedestrian facilities such as waiting areas are not well developed until now. The main objective of this study is to determine the level of service of platform at KELANA JAYA LINE KL SENTRAL station, in order to identify the current operational conditions. Objectives are achieved by referring to LOS standards from Highway Capacity Manual (2000) and Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual (TCQSM). Furthermore, a simulation model has been carried out to analyze the Levels of Service (LOS) of the station, by the use of VISSIM 7.0. Additionally, simulation has been carried out for peak and non-peak hours and for the next five years scenario as well. Results showed that, LOS at platform was D during the peak hours, however LOS reached level E when the train arrived at the station. The probability of worse LOS levels in the future are high. Based on simulation data, access way front and the end of platform edge were identified as areas that are highly crowded. Based on three tested scenarios, simulation results indicated that station layout could handle up to 5,000 passengers per hour (boardings and alightings), while maintaining an excellent level of service. However in the case of 6,000 passengers per hour, results indicated that station were likely to become significantly crowded. Results from this study could be used as a guide by authorities and management team of the station to detect and monitor the LOS of the platform. Hence, could provide better service that matches the right level of service and provides higher passenger comfort, while using the service.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 05:32
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 05:32
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8949
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