Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook

Course Date: Friday 3rd November 2017

Course fee: £450

This course explains the demand forecasting principles underlying the Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook, as widely used in the UK railway industry, and provides a step-by-step guide to the forecasting procedures contained within it.  A wide range of worked examples are covered and a workshop tackles a series of practical demand forecasting problems using software to apply PDFH recommendations to real-world situations. The course is designed for railway managers and consultants involved in rail demand forecasting. 

Programme

  • Outline and objectives
  • Principles and concepts

    • Principles of demand models and brief overview of different types of model
    • Elasticities and cross elasticities
    • Relationships between elasticities
    • Generalised Journey Time (GJT) and rooftop model
    • Implicit elasticities
    • Conditional and non-conditional Elasticities
    • Discussion of PDFH as a forecasting framework
    • Changes from previous versions of PDFH
    • The effect of crowding and other service quality factors
    • Worked forecasting examples

  • Demand forecasting software demonstration
  • Practical workshop
  • For further information on the course content please contact Fitsum Teklu - Email: fteklu(at)systra.com

    Further information & how to book

    The course will be held at the Institute for Transport Studies, 34-40 University Road, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The course is also available as bespoke or in-company training. Course bookings and other enquiries can be made via: 

    Booking-Form
    Short Courses Co-ordinator:
    Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9904
    Email: cpd(at)its.leeds.ac.uk

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