This document describes the application, in Metro S.A. de Santiago, of train weighing technology, called Weighline, for determining the number of passengers on board the trains. This system supplies a variety of information in real time for the purpose amongst other things of determining operating variables that impact on the quality of service and the overall efficiency of Metro S.A. service.
The operating variable, obtained from the system that is of most interest is passenger demand.
Other operating variables determined by the system are passenger density, frequency, interval
between trains, the percentage occupation of the rolling stock and the transport supply. This
information is supplied in different forms or for each train.