Passenger flow at Hardbrücke
How do the arrivals of busses, trams and trains have an effect on the occupancy rate in the vehicles or at the platform?
What is it about?
The station “Hardbrücke” is one of the busiest stations in Switzerland. The SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) counts about 47’000 passengers entering and leaving the vehicles every day, while the VBZ counts about 13’000 passengers at this station. “Hardbrücke” serves commuters in Zurich as an interconnection point between and within the trains (SBB) and the additional public transport network (bus and tram lines). Thus, the arrivals and departures of trains (SBB) are related to the departures and arrivals of buses and trams (VBZ). Although counting of passengers is done in the vehicles as well as at entrance / exit areas to / from the platforms (SBB) or stopping areas (VBZ), SBB and VBZ have a rather limited view of what happens at the station “Hardbrücke”. No entire evaluation has taken place for passenger flow at “Hardbrücke” yet.
Can you quantify the passenger flow between the stop areas of SBB and VBZ?
Passenger countings from the stairs and ramps at Hardbrücke. This dataset documents for 4 days for each ascent how many people went up and down. It is not Open Data. For TWIST only. Further datasets for the platform surely are helpful:
The movements of persons on the platform (objectstream.csv) are also documented and available to work with it at TWIST. In this dataset, the location of each person on the platform is recorded every second (attention, the dataset is more than 1GB in size. The zip-File ~200 MB). Not Open Data. For TWIST only.
The data from the counting system in the VBZ vehicles includes information about the number of passengers boarding and disembarking at stops as well as about the number of passengers in the vehicles of the VBZ. The data consists of individual measurements of single trips. T_Messfahrten.zip. Not Open Data. For TWIST only.
Punctuality Data VBZ 2018 includes the exact arrival and departure times of the VBZ vehicles: FahrzeitenSOLLIST2018062420180630.csv. Open Data
Further SBB and public transportation Open Data: https://opentransportdata.swiss/de/