A Mathematical Study of Barcelona Metro Network

Irene Mariñas-Collado, Elisa Frutos Bernal, Maria Teresa Santos Martin, Angel Martín del Rey, Roberto Casado Vara, Ana Belen Gil-González
2021 Electronics  
The knowledge of the topological structure and the automatic fare collection systems in urban public transport produce many data that need to be adequately analyzed, processed and presented. These data provide a powerful tool to improve the quality of transport services and plan ahead. This paper aims at studying, from a mathematical and statistical point of view, the Barcelona metro network; specifically: (1) the structural and robustness characteristics of the transportation network are
more » ... ed and analyzed considering the complex network analysis; and (2) the common characteristics of the different subway stations of Barcelona, based on the passenger hourly entries, are identified through hierarchical clustering analysis. These results will be of great help in planning and restructuring transport to cope with the new social conditions, after the pandemic.
doi:10.3390/electronics10050557 fatcat:wshr3s6i6zghfbgoktgoo22wbu