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Vertix Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd (Vertix) conducted pedestrian modelling for various sections of the new Jurong Regional Line (JRL) in Singapore. JRL will be the seventh mass rapid transit (MRT) line in Singapore, connecting the existing and future developments located along the western side of the island. Vertix supported the design team by conducting desktop pedestrian analysis to assist in the design of the circulation spaces within the station. We also conducted pedestrian simulation models to validate the final designs.
The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) is constructing a new mass rapid transit line. The line will be 24 kilometres long with over 24 stations service western Singapore. The elevated line will use smaller train cars for better navigation along its route through tighter curves in areas constrained by existing developments in a built-up area. The JRL will use three-car trains that can be expanded to four-cars to meet increases in ridership. The JRL is expected to serve 60,000 more households in the Jurong region by 2028.
Vertix was engaged to conduct pedestrian modelling services for the various sections of the JRL advanced engineering study. We conducted pedestrian modelling for some of the stations included in this package.
Vertix has worked closely with the designer and LTA to establish the parameters for the study. The studies conducted by Vertix includes the following.
The project activities resulted in more efficient station designs. The interchange station design was carefully evaluated through extensive scenario testing, and the final design was validated to accommodate demand in one of the busiest stations in Singapore.