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dc.contributor.authorO'Mahony, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Gearoid
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-01T15:44:20Z
dc.date.available2022-02-01T15:44:20Z
dc.date.createdJan 2022en
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022en
dc.identifier.citationWalsh, Gearoid and O'Mahony, Margaret, Analyzing the Effects of Weather on Light Rail Transit Performance in Dublin, Ireland, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., Jan 2022, 1 - 8en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/97998
dc.description.abstractAs climate change and greenhouse gas emissions receive increasing levels of attention, the need for sustainable transport solutions becomes increasingly apparent. The Luas is Dublin’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) network and, since completion in 2004, it has become key component of the city’s transport system, with plans for further expansion in the near future. Ensuring that sustainable transport options, such as the Luas, are attractive to users by providing a reliable service is a key step in increasing their usage and environmental benefits. This research investigates the effects of the weather on the reliability of the Luas trams, with a focus on identifying specific sections of the network and time periods that are increasingly vulnerable to weather-related disruption. A large dataset of Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) data was received from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) from which the required headways for the analysis were derived. Precipitation, air temperature and wind speed for the same time periods were obtained from the Irish weather service (Met Eireann). The two datasets were then combined and analysed using multiple linear regression. Precipitation was found to be the most influential weather variable for negative impacts on LRT performance. Unexpectedly, increases in wind speed resulted in decreases in headway times. Weather was found to have more substantial effects on the Luas Red Line than on the Green Line. The results of this study would be useful to transport authorities in their efforts to increase the resilience of the Luas network to adverse weather conditions.en
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dc.format.extent8en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectWeatheren
dc.subjectLight Rail Transiten
dc.subjectHeadwaysen
dc.subjectPerformanceen
dc.titleAnalyzing the Effects of Weather on Light Rail Transit Performance in Dublin, Irelanden
dc.title.alternativeTransportation Research Board Annual Meetingen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/mmmahony
dc.identifier.rssinternalid237763
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDThemeSmart & Sustainable Planeten
dc.subject.TCDTagEnvironmental Impacts of Transporten
dc.subject.TCDTagTransporten
dc.subject.TCDTagextreme weatheren
dc.subject.darat_thematicTransporten
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