Measuring the vulnerability of public transport networks

Rodríguez Núñez, Eduardo and Garcia Palomares, Juan Carlos (2014). Measuring the vulnerability of public transport networks. "Journal of Transport Geography", v. 35 ; pp. 50-63. ISSN 0966-6923. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.01.008.

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Title: Measuring the vulnerability of public transport networks
Author/s:
  • Rodríguez Núñez, Eduardo
  • Garcia Palomares, Juan Carlos
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Transport Geography
Date: February 2014
ISSN: 0966-6923
Volume: 35
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Network vulnerability; Criticality; Public transport; GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Faculty: Centro de Investigación del Transporte (TRANSyT) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In the last years, studies on the vulnerability of public transport networks attract a growing attention because of the repercussions that incidents can have on the day-to-day functioning of a city. The aim of this paper is to develop a methodology for measuring public transport network vulnerability taking the Madrid Metro system as an example. The consequences of a disruptions of riding times or the number of missed trips are analysed for each of the network links with a full scan approach implemented in GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Using real trips distribution, each link in the network is measured for criticality, from which the vulnerability of lines and stations can be calculated. The proposed methodology also makes it possible to analyse the role of circular lines in network vulnerability and to obtain a worst-case scenario for the successive disruption of links by simulating a targeted attack on the network. Results show the presence of critical links in the southern part of the network, where line density is low and ridership high. They also highlight the importance of the circular line as an element of network robustness.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTRA2011-27095SPILLTRANSUnspecifiedSpillover effects of transport infrastructures

More information

Item ID: 38831
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/38831/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:38831
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.01.008
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0966692314000180
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 May 2017 10:37
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 07:37
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