ANALYSIS OF PASSENGERS’ ACCESS AND EGRESS CHARACTERISTICS TO THE TRAIN STATION
Journal: Engineering Heritage Journal (GWK)
Author: Nur Sabahiah Abdul Sukor, Nadia Jarani, Siti Fadhlina Muhammad Fisal
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Nowadays, the expansions of train networks in Malaysia are dynamically developed. In the future, the railway networks are predicted to give the important role in the development of a sustainable transportation system in this country. Still, Malaysian is facing the challenge to improve the railway networks’ reliability especially that relates with the accessibility to the train stations. Electrified Train Services (ETS) is the first high speed intercity train system in Malaysia. Until the end of 2014, Ipoh is the last stop for Electrified Train Services (ETS) for train that bound for Kuala Lumpur –Ipoh. Due to the increment numbers of the ETS users, the problem of access and egress the station keep on exists. This study is focused on the 1000 ETS passengers’ in order to investigate their mode choice to access and egress the Ipoh Station. From the result, the majority of the users preferred to use private car for access (75.7%) and egress (79.6%) the train station. Taxi was the popular choice for public transportation compare to bus for both access (5.2%) and egress (12%). T-test analysis shows the significant different between the access and egress group in terms of travel distance from the origin location to the train station. This might be influenced by the factor of land use between Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur.