Trial-and-error train fare design scheme for addressing boarding/alighting congestion at CBD stations
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018

This study deals with boarding/alighting congestion of congested commuter train stations at central business district (CBD), in which the additional fares are determined to shift an appropriate number of passengers to board/alight at the neighboring uncongested stations on the railway line. A bi-objective model is investigated to minimize both fare increases of the congested stations, while alleviating their boarding/alighting congestion to a certain level simultaneously. The existence of the unique Pareto-optimal solution is proven mathematically in the absence of explicit demand functions. A trial-and-error fare design scheme is proposed to identify the Pareto-optimal solution. An illustrative study demonstrates the effectiveness of the trial-and-error scheme.

Train station

Boarding/alighting passenger

Train fare


Unknown demand


Shuaian Wang

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Wei Zhang

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Xiaobo Qu

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Geologi och geoteknik

Transportation Research Part B: Methodological

0191-2615 (ISSN)

Vol. 118 December 2018 318-335



Transportteknik och logistik




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