Allocation Model of Rail Transportation Stations in GIS Environment

Document Type : Research Article


1 Associate Professor, Iran University of Science & Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Tehran, Iran

2 Senior Expert, Islamic Azad University, Science & Research Branch, Faculty of Engineering, Tehran, Iran


In this paper, a GIS based model for locating urban rail stations is suggested. The Purpose of the model is maximizing the number of passengers who are attracted to the rail. The model at first generates different combinations of stations along the rail line. Following that, the model evaluates the rail trip attraction from the station-covered areas in each combination of stations. Finally, the model prioritizes the location and combinations of stations. Based on this, the optimized locations of stations are determinable. The suggested model considers local conditions, user characteristics and rail specifications


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