Journal Article Status and Problems in Location Model Research for Guidance Signage in Comprehensive Passenger Transportation Hubs

Jianxin, Lin  ,  Jifeng, Dai  ,  Rui, Song

Internal guidance signs are critical for the normal operation of a comprehensive passenger transportation hub. In the present paper, the procedures, methods and restrictions on the development of guidance sign locations are summarized in terms of the planning and design method of guidance signs and an evaluation of guidance sign service manuals after a sorting and analysis of relevant literature. The results show that the existing location model fails to quantitatively describe the behavior characteristics of massive passenger flows and results in the spatial planning and design of guidance signage being inaccessible for many in mass passenger transit and spatial topological networks resulting from 3D hub architecture make the constraint conditions of location models more complex. Sophisticated guidance signs and location models responding to behavioral characteristics and spatial topological networks will be a trend of interest in the optimal layout of future comprehensive passenger transportation hubs.

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