MSc thesis: Congestion among pedestriansWhy this subject and why at the NS?Aral VoskampMSc thesis: Influence of bottleneck...
Hectische NS-weekStationsontwikkeling
Presentation outlineTopic for MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the stationof Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route c...
Finding a topicFinding a topic1.  Determine goal2.  What suits you?3.  How to find what suits youMSc thesis: Influence of ...
Finding a topic1.  Determine your goal•     Why: to find a topic that suits you•     How: take time to thinkMe: I didn t w...
Finding a topic2.     What suits you?•  Think about courses / projects / work that you like•  Talk to different peopleMe:•...
Finding a topic3.     How to find what suits you?•  Choose the people that can help you•  Take time for orientationMe:•  S...
Combination NS - TUCombination NS – TU• Organisation• What s in it for me?MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the stat...
Combination NS - TUOrganisation•  Schedule: 1 day TU, 4 days NSTU:•  Academic supervision (content, report)NS:•  Process s...
Combination NS - TUWhat s in it for me?• A great view over Utrecht CS• Measure anything I can defend• Negotiate with comme...
About NS stationsNS Holding: 26.500 employees•  NS Reizigers•  Nedtrain•  NS Hispeed•  Abellio•  NS StationsMSc thesis: In...
About NS stationsNS Stations•  Retail & Services•  Keten: BTM, (OV-)bike, Walk, Car•  Transfer: from Keten to train•  Top ...
Piramid of wishes lust :Relaxedtravelling                                                             5. Emotions:        ...
Travellers desire: Transfer                                                                                 CarTransfer: t...
Expected demand in 2020                       per day: 250.000Station developmentStationsontwikkeling
Expected demand in 2020                       per day: 320.000Station developmentStationsontwikkeling
UTRECHT CENTRAAL                                                                              Expected demand in 2020     ...
About the research•  Introduction Utrecht Centraal•  Equipment for measurement•  Plan for measurement•  Research question:...
About the research: Utrecht CentraalDaily pedestrian demand at Utrecht Centraal•  164,000 travellers board / alight trains...
Station in 2008       MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 2...
OV-terminal in the future      MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route...
About the research: Utrecht CentraalTraffic situation in central hall•  150,000 Peds / day•  Growth -> Construction•  10 B...
Stationshal 2010         MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choic...
About the researchEquipment for measurement•  CCB: flow, density, speed (video based)      •  Flow validation      •  Dens...
About the researchCCB flow validation•  Traces•  Counter lines•  Count video imagesMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in...
About the researchResults of validation•  Error dependant of flow•  Influence of flow stability•  CCB (so far!) only appli...
About the researchPlan for route measurement•  9x CCB, 4x Video, 2x CCB•  2 bottlenecks: 1 escalator, 1 level walkwayCentr...
About the researchTime to come•  Measure routes•  Impact of congestion on route choice•  Impact of bottleneck typeMSc thes...
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TIL/T&P Masterclass presentation by MSc student Aral Voskamp on his research and on choosing a graduation project. 15 March 2012

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Aral Voskamp - Congestion among pedestrians: Why this subject and why at the NS

  1. 1. MSc thesis: Congestion among pedestriansWhy this subject and why at the NS?Aral VoskampMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice
  2. 2. Hectische NS-weekStationsontwikkeling
  3. 3. Presentation outlineTopic for MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the stationof Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice•  Finding a topic•  Combination of NS + TU•  About NS stations•  About the researchMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 3/27
  4. 4. Finding a topicFinding a topic1.  Determine goal2.  What suits you?3.  How to find what suits youMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 4/27
  5. 5. Finding a topic1.  Determine your goal•  Why: to find a topic that suits you•  How: take time to thinkMe: I didn t want to struggle with my thesis L•  Have fun•  No delay•  Always know what to do•  Go for the best resultMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 5/27
  6. 6. Finding a topic2. What suits you?•  Think about courses / projects / work that you like•  Talk to different peopleMe:•  Challenging subject -> maybe PhD?•  Good result & progress -> good supervisors•  Do research that will be used in practice -> company•  Have fun, nice colleagues•  Flexibility and freedomMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 6/27
  7. 7. Finding a topic3. How to find what suits you?•  Choose the people that can help you•  Take time for orientationMe:•  Shared my goals with Prof. Hoogendoorn•  Visited 4 companies that sounded cool•  Learnt that all subjects suited me•  Chose the company that suited me bestMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 7/27
  8. 8. Combination NS - TUCombination NS – TU• Organisation• What s in it for me?MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 8/27
  9. 9. Combination NS - TUOrganisation•  Schedule: 1 day TU, 4 days NSTU:•  Academic supervision (content, report)NS:•  Process supervision (planning, work structure)•  Provide neccesary equipment•  Enable measurement in station locations of interestMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 9/27
  10. 10. Combination NS - TUWhat s in it for me?• A great view over Utrecht CS• Measure anything I can defend• Negotiate with commercial parties• Learn to know the company NS• A minor financial support• Cool experiments JMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 10/27
  11. 11. About NS stationsNS Holding: 26.500 employees•  NS Reizigers•  Nedtrain•  NS Hispeed•  Abellio•  NS StationsMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 11/27
  12. 12. About NS stationsNS Stations•  Retail & Services•  Keten: BTM, (OV-)bike, Walk, Car•  Transfer: from Keten to train•  Top 50 stations•  NSPs: New Key Projects•  Focus: customerMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 12/27
  13. 13. Piramid of wishes lust :Relaxedtravelling 5. Emotions: Leisure Experience valuable time must : Quick 4. Physical effort: Comfort journey Comfortable journey 3. Mental effort: Ease no difficulties along the way 2. Traveltime door to door: Speed the quicker, the better Social Reliability 1.  Trust: Security Safe trip, do what is expected and promised MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 13/27
  14. 14. Travellers desire: Transfer CarTransfer: the entire area between train Walk door and the next modality (and vice-verca) Bike B/T/M MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 14/27
  15. 15. Expected demand in 2020 per day: 250.000Station developmentStationsontwikkeling
  16. 16. Expected demand in 2020 per day: 320.000Station developmentStationsontwikkeling
  17. 17. UTRECHT CENTRAAL Expected demand in 2020 per day: 260.000MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 17/27
  18. 18. About the research•  Introduction Utrecht Centraal•  Equipment for measurement•  Plan for measurement•  Research question:What is the influence of bottlenecks in the station of UtrechtCentraal on route choice of pedestrians?MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 18/27
  19. 19. About the research: Utrecht CentraalDaily pedestrian demand at Utrecht Centraal•  164,000 travellers board / alight trains•  59,000 travellers change trains•  15,000 through traffic (!)Modal split•  Commute / business: 49%•  School / study: 29%•  Social / leisure: 27%MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 19/27
  20. 20. Station in 2008 MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 20/27
  21. 21. OV-terminal in the future MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 21/27
  22. 22. About the research: Utrecht CentraalTraffic situation in central hall•  150,000 Peds / day•  Growth -> Construction•  10 Bottlenecks -> Escalators•  Flow wavesRelevance•  Traffic safety•  Station servicesMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 22/27
  23. 23. Stationshal 2010 MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 23/27
  24. 24. About the researchEquipment for measurement•  CCB: flow, density, speed (video based) •  Flow validation •  Density, speed not used•  Bluetooth: routes •  7-10% of population •  Detection at multiple scan locationsMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 24/27
  25. 25. About the researchCCB flow validation•  Traces•  Counter lines•  Count video imagesMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 25/27
  26. 26. About the researchResults of validation•  Error dependant of flow•  Influence of flow stability•  CCB (so far!) only applicable in selected station locationsMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 26/27
  27. 27. About the researchPlan for route measurement•  9x CCB, 4x Video, 2x CCB•  2 bottlenecks: 1 escalator, 1 level walkwayCentral Hall (At 18-19)Platform 18-19MSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 27/27
  28. 28. About the researchTime to come•  Measure routes•  Impact of congestion on route choice•  Impact of bottleneck typeMSc thesis: Influence of bottlenecks in the station of Utrecht Centraal on pedestrian route choice 28/28
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