Pedestrian Transit Simulation of Feeder System Case Study of Tao Poon Station
Waressara Weerawat * and Taksaporn Thongboonpian
Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University


In 2016, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) metro lines service between Tao Poon (Purple Line) and Bang Sue (Blue Line) stations have not yet begun operations. The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) provides a free shuttle bus and conventional train services to connect the MRT Purple Line and Blue Lines. The shuttle bus and conventional train feeding systems were used as alternatives to the Tao Poon interchange station. This project presents the application of simulation modeling to study the impact of the two interconnected routes under different scenarios. The impact of increasing the passengers using the Purple Line to the planned level has also been investigated. By using the PTV Vissim/Viswalk in simulation modeling, the delay during the interconnection journey has been discovered. To complete the entire journey, passengers need to walk between different station platforms when switching modes of travel. In addition, there is also the waiting time for the new service during the connections. During the rush hour, the road traffic is very heavy. This results in a very long journey time when using the bus despite the fact that the bus comes more often than train and the location of the connected stations are only about one kilometer apart.

Keywords: Connection, Skytrain, Feeder System, Simulation, PTV Vissim/Viswalk Software