Mobility characterization study on the ML-2 and ML-3 lines of Metro Ligero Oeste
Year: 2008 – 2009 – 2012 – 2015 - 2017 (*experience previous to 2015 corresponds to fieldwork jobs developed as TEMA GRUPO CONSULTOR fieldwork department)
Mode: Light Rail
Client: Metro Ligero Oeste
This is a field research on ML-2 and ML-3 lines of Metro Ligero Oeste, with the purpose of characterizing the existing demand in Metro Ligero Oeste by studying the mobility and the travel habits of users.
The work developed by ABACO consists of conducting an origin-destination survey of the users of the lines of Metro Ligero Oeste (ML-2 and ML-3) that allows to characterize the existing demand in these lines collecting the spatial components of the trip and the associated modal chain. The interviews are carried out by a mixed research system, consisting of collecting information in the station and on board the trains to the users that access the service by means of simple random sampling with control of quotas by direction of movement, station and time period. The investigation schedule covered the whole period of service.
In 2008 a census was carried out, covering the entire period of service, on board and on platform. For ML-2 a total of 5,310 valid interviews were conducted out of 14,827 travelers, representing a sample of 35.8% and for ML-3 a total of 5,106 valid interviews were achieved out of a total of 13,858 travelers, which represented a sample of 36.8 %.
In 2009 a census was carried out, covering the entire period of service, collecting information on board the trains and on the platform. For ML-2 a total of 4,115 interviews were carried out out of 15,149 travelers, representing a sample of 27.2% and for ML-3, 4,278 valid interviews were achieved on a total of 13,257 travelers, which represented a sample of 32.3 %.
In 2012 sample obtained was 5,814 interviews for ML-2 line and 4,474 interviews for ML-3.
In 2015, taking into account the decrease of demand, a sample of 3,954 interviews (1,947 in Colonia Jardín direction and 3,097 surveys in the Aravaca Station sense) in ML-2 and for ML-3, 2,842 interviews (1,323 surveys in Colonia Jardín direction and 1,519 surveys in Puerta de Boadilla direction) in ML-3.
In 2017, a sample of 6,662 valid interviews was obtained on working days and 1,445 interviewss were valid on non working days. Thus, ML2 obtained a sample of 3,802 valid interviews (1,945 interviews in the sense of Colonia Jardín and 1,857 direction to Aravaca Station) and in ML3 a sample of 2,860 valid interviews was obtained (1,762 interviews in the sense of Colonia Jardín and 1,098interviews in the direction Puerta de Boadilla) on working days. During non working days a sample of 715 valid interviews was obtained in ML2 (341 interviews in Colonia Jardín sense and 374 interviws in Aravaca station sense) and 730 valid interviews in ML3 (282 interviews in the Colonia Jardín sense and 448 in the meaning Puerta de Boadilla).