Resilience of public transport networks against attacks

B. Berche, Christian Von Ferber, T. Holovatch, Y. Holovatch

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    118 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    The behavior of complex networks under failure or attack depends strongly on the specific scenario. Of special interest are scale-free networks, which are usually seen as robust under random failure but appear to be especially vulnerable to targeted attacks. In recent studies of public transport networks of fourteen major cities of the world it was shown that these systems when represented by appropriate graphs may exhibit scale-free behavior [Physica A 380, 585 (2007); Eur. Phys. J. B 68, 261 (2009)]. Our present analysis focuses on the effects that defunct or removed nodes have on the properties of public transport networks. Simulating different directed attack strategies, we derive vulnerability criteria that result in minimal strategies with high impact on these systems
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)125-137
    JournalThe European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter and Complex Systems
    Volume71
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Bibliographical note

    The full text of this item is available from the link given. The published version can be found at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjb/e2009-00291-3
    The final publication is available at www.epj.org.

    Keywords

    • complex networks
    • scale-free networks
    • resilience

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Resilience of public transport networks against attacks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this