Towards Systematic Design of Urban Bus Stations, Reinforcing a Weak Link in a Public Transport Chain

The road side bus station is a most unusual phenomenon for the continent of Western Europe, although a few specimens may be found in Germany and Sweden. The principle has two distinct advantages though: a modest surface and an absence of bus-pedestrian conflicts. The scores on other customer oriented criteria are not unfavorable either, although walking distances and bus visibility deserve special attention. It may be a reason to create a slightly curved platform as created at Hamburg St. Georg. The second author proposed a quarter circular configuration for the bus station of The Hague CS. One wonders why the concept is not applied generally. It was used in the past in The Netherlands as well. Perhaps the bus congestion at places like Utrecht CS was reason to opt for a bus optimal solution like the multi island station.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: European Transport Conference, 2009 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01345741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 2011 10:41AM