Two dimensional accessibility analysis of metro stations in Xi’an, China

Li, Linbo and Ren, Huan and Zhao, Shanshan and Duan, Zhengyu and Zhang, Yahua and Zhang, Anming (2017) Two dimensional accessibility analysis of metro stations in Xi’an, China. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 106. pp. 414-426. ISSN 0965-8564


Two important concepts of accessibility are proposed and measured in this paper: the attraction accessibility and the radiation accessibility. The attraction accessibility means the ease of reaching a given station by using certain modes of transport such as walking, bicycle, bus or taxi. The radiation accessibility represents the ease of reaching other stations from the given station. The metro transit system in Xi’an, China was used as a case study to elaborate the proposed concepts of accessibility. It has been found that the station attraction accessibility depends mainly on the walking connection accessibility, so the improvement of walking environment is a key factor in improving the station’s overall accessibility. The transfer stations exhibit the highest level of radiation accessibility while the first/last stations have the lowest. The radiation accessibility of other stations varies widely and depends on their location in the network and the topological depth from the transfer stations. In general, the closer to the middle of the line, the higher the radiation accessibility, whereas the closer to the end of the line, the lower the accessibility. The findings provide decision makers with evidence on how to improve the metro stations’ travel environment and the layout of the metro network.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 05:33
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 23:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: metro station; attraction accessibility; radiation accessibility; space syntax method
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140218 Urban and Regional Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140217 Transport Economics
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8801 Ground Transport > 880102 Rail Infrastructure and Networks
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2017.10.014

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