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Characteristics and Efficiency Analysis of Evolutionary Seoul Metropolitan Subway Network
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Characteristics and Efficiency Analysis of Evolutionary Seoul Metropolitan Subway Network
Zzang, See-Young; Lee, Kang-Won;
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The metropolitan subway network of Seoul has gone through many evolutionary processes in past decades to disperse the floating population and improve the traffic flow. In this study, we analyzed how the structural characteristics and the efficiency of the subway network have changed according to the dynamic evolutionary processes of the metropolitan subway network of Seoul. We have also proposed new measures that can be used to characterize the structural properties of the subway network more practically. It is shown that the global efficiency is about 74%, which is higher than those of subway networks of foreign countries. It should also be considered that passenger flow between stations is even higher, at about 85%. Since the private lines, including line 9, the New Bundang line, the Uijeongbu line, and the Ever line do not release their traffic data since September, 2013, only 5 years of data from September, 2008 to September, 2013 is available. So, in this study we limit the analysis period to these 5 years.
Seoul metropolitan subway network;Network analysis;Average shortest path length;Global efficiency;Weighted global efficiency;
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