Temporal pattern on Perth's public transport

Little appears to be published about temporal (or peak) demand patterns on public transport services. This paper examines the existing daily temporal distribution of demand on some of Perth’s public transport services. The capacity provided on transport infrastructure and the technology used in that infrastructure usually depends on peak demand. Peak demand is therefore a critical factor in decisions about capital investment in the public transport system. Understanding of the temporal pattern of demand, and potential change in that pattern is essential for sound investment decisions relating to fixed infrastructure and fleet. Perth’s public transport services experience high peak demand of short duration. Is it likely, desirable, or possible to maintain this behaviour? Understanding of temporal demand patterns should assist practitioners to more clearly understand compromises between service provision and cost. This should allow well-reasoned recommendations to decision makers.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18p
  • Monograph Title: AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 30 July to 2 August 2013

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2013 9:32AM