Prediction Modeling of Railway Short-Term Passenger Flow Based on Random Forest Regression

  • Li-hui LiEmail author
  • Jian-sheng Zhu
  • Xing-hua Shan
  • Xia Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 503)


The predication of short-term passenger flow plays a very important role for improving service quality and revenue High-speed railway operation. To precisely predict the short-term passenger flow, impact factors need to be deeply analyzed and a reasonable predication model is required. This chapter analyzed the impact factors for short-term passenger flow and proposed a prediction model based on random forest regression. With the passenger flow data between Beijing and Shanghai from July to August in 2015, a predication model is trained and reached 91% accuracy for daily passenger flow. Finally, the importance of each impact factor has been analyzed, and this information can also help high-speed railway operation. It is shown that the prediction model based on random forest regression for predicting short-term passenger flow can help to improve the high-speed railway operation.


High-speed railway Random forest regression Prediction Short-term flow 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li-hui Li
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jian-sheng Zhu
    • 2
  • Xing-hua Shan
    • 2
  • Xia Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Postgraduate DepartmentChina Academy of Railway SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Computing TechnologyChina Academy of Railway SciencesBeijingChina

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