Optimisation strategy for efficient platform train interface activity

M. Farnsworth, L. Kirkwood, S. Court, E. Shehab, N. Tinworth

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© 2017 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved. The safe embarking and disembarking of passengers within rail is a critical component of both train operator efficiency and customer satisfaction. The orderly transfer of passengers from the platform train interface (PTI) is impacted by a host of factors, ranging from platform and train capacity, passenger demographics, environmental conditions and train operations. We review current approaches to reducing dwell time and other challenges within the platform-train interface. Finally, we investigate and develop a novel strategy for the optimal seat allocation of passengers such that we can reduce the dwell time spent at the platform train interface along with a number of other factors. This is based upon a multi-agent based modelling and simulation approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781614994398
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering


  • Multi-agent systems
  • Navigation wayfinding
  • Optimisation
  • PTI

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