Behaviour of Pedestrian on Stairways at Non-Sub Urban Railway Station

  • Dr. A. Vijayakumar, S.Varadarajan, B. Monika Priya


now a days walking has become the main mode of transportation in everyday life. So, we want to learn the criteria for it to make accessible the commuters with decent arrangement of facilities. The necessity can only be found on the basis of pedestrian flow behaviour for deriving the level of service of the structure after the estimation of existing facilities. The key data was extracted out of the survey based on the variables that affect the commuter's speed. According to the primary data study, it has been observed that Pedestrian Speed fluctuates on two-way stairway flows with respect to the age, gender, size and pedestrian luggage. At the time of train arrival and train exit, commuters flow differential depends on train timings where the commuter flow would peak in short period of time. According to the research observation, the ability of the pedestrian facility on the staircase is minimal, where, as some clusters of this study have found out, walking speed cannot be achieved due to luggage carriers. Through the observation movement of people on descending is with elevated velocity relative to ascending and may be attributed to density rises. The facilities used by the commuters are built on the basis of standard laws, especially the staircase; they are focused on commuter behaviour. Based on the above-mentioned reasons, as per the report, the pedestrian movement at the railway station is robust in nature. Test results of this study are conducted on the basis of pedestrian behaviour at the Rajahmundry railway station in Andhra Pradesh state, India. The sample details collected was by way of computer processing. Affiliations adopted in this analysis are built on different staircase measurements using sigmaplot14.

Keywords: Pedestrian Flow, Pedestrian Speed, Velocity, Pedestrian Behaviour.