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An Empirical Study of Light Railway Transit Ridership using Socio-economic Data Based on Block Group Level

소지역단위 사회경제지표를 활용한 경전철 역별 수요분석 방안 연구 - 실증분석 중심으로 -

  • Received : 2014.12.11
  • Accepted : 2015.04.01
  • Published : 2015.04.30

Abstract

A direct demand model requires relatively little analysis time and incurs a low cost. It is also known to be useful for the preliminary screening of promising configurations or concepts. This study reviews direct demand models of 12 existing urban railways using demographic data based on a block group level which is approximately 1/24 of a traditional zone area. However, direct demand models are limited. Therefore, a new approach is suggested. The proposed method is based on a field study and an empirical analysis. The study finds factors that affect ridership at the station level. As a case study, the proposed approach is tested using 54 light railway transit stations. The results of this empirical study demonstrate its applicability to improve the error rates of the predicted ridership at the station level.

Acknowledgement

Grant : 대중교통 계획·운영 효율화 기술개발

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