PUBLIC TRANSPORT-C.M.B. ROUTE STUDIES - ROUTE INVENTORY & CHARACTERISTICS - ROUTE NO. 3

This report is one of a series which consider the level of service provided by the Franchised Public Bus Companies in Hong Kong. It surveys the routing, bus stop location and usage, and journey times of CMB route no. 3. The 3.5 mile route is between Cleverly Street and Pokfield Road Termini. Data were collected over a 16 hour period. One observer boarded every third bus leaving either terminus and one observer was stationed at each terminus. Their detailed results are tabulated. Photographs of all bus stops are included and their location shown on a route plan. The findings of the survey are listed. Actual bus departures averaged 52% of scheduled departures. The average passenger trip length was 1.8 miles, the lowest journey speed was 2.6 m/hr and the longest journey time was 37.2 minutes. Daily passenger volumes were 6870 in the Cleverly Street to Pokfield Road direction and 6287 in the opposite direction. The average hourly occupancy exceeded 90% between 07.00 and 08.00. Cleverly Street terminus had the longest hourly layover time - 43.4 minutes. The survey concludes that adherence to the official schedule was poor and that during peak hours buses traveled below walking speed along two streets. The need for shelters at some bus stops is indicated. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    China Motor Bus, Limited

    501 Kings Road
    Hong Kong,   Hong Kong 
  • Authors:
    • Leung, Y M
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 132

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Paper No. 132 R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1981 12:00AM