THE EFFECTS AT STOPS OF THE MAN ARTICULATED BUS

This note describes the results of boarding trials held on the man articulated bus at Chiswick in February 1978. It assesses the likely effects on average stop time of crew and omo operation of the man together with the effects on operability at stops and compares them with existing bus types. Although the marginal boarding and alighting times of the man are fast, the time taken to open and close the doors is slow. For an average boarding and alighting movement existing bus types are, as a result, quicker at stops. The length of the bus is likely to cause operability problems at stops, garage manoeuvrability problems and garage capacity difficulties, even if service frequencies were reduced.(a) (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    London Transport Executive

    Planning Research Office, 55 Broadway
    London SW1H 0BD,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Holding, D G
    • Wren, M B
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Mem M343 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1981 12:00AM