Planning guidelines for metro–bus interchanges by means of a pedestrian microsimulation model

Sebastián Seriani*, Rodrigo Fernández

*Corresponding author for this work

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The big paradigm for cities nowadays is to study the movement of pedestrians at the interface between metro and bus systems – metro–bus interchanges. When these interchanges are not well designed, walking is inefficient and can be unsafe for pedestrians. This paper analyses, by means of a pedestrian microsimulation model, metro–bus interchange spaces in order to propose planning guidelines for the city of Santiago de Chile. Specific objectives are (1) to identify the variables that provide efficiency and safety in those spaces; (2) to simulate different scenarios using the pedestrian simulation model LEGION; (3) to propose planning and design guidelines for pedestrian spaces at metro–bus interchanges; and (4) to contrast the recommendations in the recently opened terminal station on Line 1 of Metro de Santiago: Los Dominicos Station.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-583
Number of pages15
JournalTransportation Planning and Technology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 4 Jul 2015

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research is funded by Grant [1120219] from the National Fund for Science and Technology, FONDECYT-Chile.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Taylor & Francis.


  • Chile
  • bus
  • interchange
  • metro
  • microsimulation
  • pedestrians
  • station


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