Modelling Evacuation Using Escalators: A London Underground Dataset

  • Michael J. Kinsey
  • Edwin R. Galea
  • Peter J. Lawrence
Conference paper

Abstract

This paper presents a brief analysis of an escalator human factors dataset collected in a London Underground (subway) station in England. The data analysis highlights and quantifies a variety of escalator human factors. Using the buildingEXODUS evacuation software, a series of evacuation scenarios of a hypothetical underground station are then presented. The simulation results demonstrate that escalator strategies and associated human factors can have a considerably influence upon an evacuation compared to using stairs alone.

Keywords

Escalator Evacuation Modeling Pedestrian Human factors Underground Subway Transit station 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Kinsey
    • 1
  • Edwin R. Galea
    • 1
  • Peter J. Lawrence
    • 1
  1. 1.Fire Safety Engineering GroupUniversity of GreenwichGreenwichUK

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