An Investigation on Urban Circle Rail Transit: A Case Study on the Alignment of Mass Rapid Transit 3 (Circle Line)

A. A., Mohamed and E. J., Wei and Putra Jaya, Ramadhansyah and M. A., Farooqi and M. K. I. M., Satar and N., Mashros (2019) An Investigation on Urban Circle Rail Transit: A Case Study on the Alignment of Mass Rapid Transit 3 (Circle Line). In: Proceedings of 3rd National Conference on Wind & Earthquake Engineering and 1st International Seminar On Sustainable Construction Engineering (NCWE & ISSCE 2019), 12-13 July 2019 , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 1-8..

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Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is one of the important components of the Greater Kuala Lumpur (KL) development plan. It consists of three line-systems and would be finally operated by Klang valley public transport system. These three lines are aligned on the concept of wheel and spoke pattern that encompasses two north-south radial lines as well as a circular line (also known as ring line) circulating around KL and enclosing the central business district. However, fixing the locations of the stations has become an issue. The aim of the paper is to find out the optimal alignment for the ring line with respect to the total passenger benefit. A numerical analytical model has been used to determine the optimum radius for the proposed ring line in a city. Passenger route choice for many-to-many, origin-destination (OD) pairs is analysed using radial-only rail network and rail network with ring lines of varying radii. The route choicetakes into consideration three separate options including a) direct access to destination, b) taking only radial lines, and c) taking a combination of radial and ring lines. Several important parameters such as access cost, ride cost, and transfer penalty, are the main aspects to evaluate the optimality of the ring line. Microsoft Excel has been used to run the cost-benefit optimization model with the aim of obtaining an optimal radius of ring line. Results show that the net benefit of presenting a circle line in the KL by manipulating the passenger’s cost for each OD pair. Finally, the optimum alignment of MRT circle line in KL has been proposed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mass Rapid Transit (MRT); Urban Circle Rail Transit;
Subjects: T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 06:53
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2019 06:53
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