TIMETABLE CONNECTIONS FOR A BETTER DESIGN OF URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT

LE NOEUD DE CORRESPONDANCES SELON HORAIRES VERS UNE MEILLEURE CONCEPTION DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS URBAINS

THE USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES IS EFFICIENT IF THE LATTER FACILITATE JOURNEYS TO ANY PART OF A TOWN. THREE TOWNS IN CANADA USED A FORMULA IN WHICH CONNECTIONS ARE ESTABLISHED ACCORDING TO TIMETABLES. SUCH A NETWORK TAKES INTO ACCOUNT TWO MAIN FACTORS: (1) PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES ARE ORIENTATED TOWARDS ZONAL CENTRES OR OTHER IMPORTANT GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS, AND (2) A TIMETABLE IS ESTABLISHED FOR EACH SERVICE SO THAT BUSES, TRAMS AND ANY OTHER TRANSPORT MODE ARRIVE AT A GIVEN CENTRE AT THE SAME TIME, THUS ENSURING CONNECTIONS. THE EXPERIMENTS PROVED VERY SUCCESSFUL. THE USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEMS INCREASED AT PEAK HOUR, IN THE EVENING AND AT WEEK-ENDS.

Language

  • French
  • English
  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35-55
  • Serial:
    • UITP REV
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 1
    • ISSN: 0041-5154

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01302576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 8:43AM