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Event Organiser: ICE

Pedestrian modelling – improving UK railway design and reliability, Preston

  • Lecture
  • Preston
  • 12 February 2020
  • 18:30 - 20:00
Pedestrian modelling – improving UK railway design and reliability, Preston

About this event

Integrated planning of the urban environment is becoming increasingly important as the desire to create coherent, welcoming, practical and safe multi-functional urban spaces increases. The drive to cater for more sustainable means of transport, driven by factors such as climate change and population growth, are changing needs and priorities for our public spaces. Providing better facilities with a focus on sustainable transport including the creation of safe, comfortable and practical pedestrian environments has never been in greater focus.

This session will offer an overview of pedestrian modelling and its main applications and techniques, focusing on its contribution to major rail infrastructure projects in the UK including Crossrail 2, HS2 and Merseytravel Stock Replacement.

This will be a joint event between ICE Lancashire branch, Transportation Engineering Group and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

Parking: University Parking for the event is available. Please note that the designated car park 19 is a short walk from the University and is located off Victoria Street (PR1 7HD). A downloadable ‘free’ car-parking permit will be uploaded to the events webpage.


Angela Lopez Garces

In her 15 years’ experience as a transport planner, Angela has been involved in over 25 pedestrian modelling projects, including iconic UK rail stations Waterloo, Kings Cross and Paddington. She delivered crowd management plans for several rail stations serving venues during the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Angela has supported the Merseytravel (UK) and New York City Transit (US) rolling stock upgrade programs. She is the Crossrail 2 On Network Stations Pedestrian Modelling Technical Lead and has advised HS2 on service reliability. Angela has presented technical papers on the topic of pedestrian congestion and train dwell time modelling at UK and European conferences.

Event venue

University of Central Lancashire
Greenbank Building, Greenbank Lecture Theatre
Preston PR1 1LJ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski

e: [email protected]