Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 155–172

Urban transit assignment model based on augmented network with in-vehicle congestion and transfer congestion


DOI: 10.1007/s11518-011-5159-9

Cite this article as:
Si, B., Zhong, M., Yang, X. et al. J. Syst. Sci. Syst. Eng. (2011) 20: 155. doi:10.1007/s11518-011-5159-9


This paper presents an augmented network model to represent urban transit system. Through such network model, the urban transit assignment problem can be easily modeled like a generalized traffic network. Simultaneously, the feasible route in such augmented transit network is then defined in accordance with the passengers’ behaviors. The passengers’ travel costs including walking time, waiting time, in-vehicle time and transfer time are formulated while the congestions at stations and the congestions in transit vehicles are all taken into account. On the base of these, an equilibrium model for urban transit assignment problem is presented and an improved shortest path method based algorithm is also proposed to solve it. Finally, a numerical example is provided to illustrate our approach.


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© Systems Engineering Society of China and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bingfeng Si
    • 1
  • Ming Zhong
    • 2
  • Xiaobao Yang
    • 1
  • Ziyou Gao
    • 1
  1. 1.MOE Key Laboratory for Urban Transportation Complex Systems Theory and TechnologyBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada