16-Dec-2019

Passenger flow analysis – a basis for revenue allocation

The new SIGNON EPPsta software tool (Evaluation & Passenger Projection of Statistics) from Berlin-based SIGNON is an efficient solution to the problem of evaluating and extrapolating of passenger numbers.

Statistically verified passenger volumes are an essential basis for planning capacity requirements of timetables and vehicle deployment timetable and for assigning revenue streams to the various transport companies and mobility service providers. For passenger flow analysis it is necessary to know the number of passengers boarding and alighting at the stops. As only some of the vehicles are fitted with sensors at the doors, total passenger volumes can only be determined using complex statistical extrapolations. The number of measurement runs (by vehicles fitted with sensors) must be adequate, and passenger volumes at different times and also for special events must be taken into account.