THE NATIONAL BUS COMPANY "MAP" MARKET ANALYSIS PROJECT. 4. EXAMPLES OF STUDY BUS SYSTEM DESIGN

This, the fourth and final article of the series, contains examples of the use of map data in several examples covering the design of both peak and off-peak services for several rural and urban areas and an off-peak inter-urban service. The effect of traffic management measures is also considered in one case. Analysis of the demand in Yeovil, a small Somerset town, by half-hourly periods emphasised the differences in the pattern of passenger movement from fine-zone origins to coarse-zone destination throughout the morning peak. Exact destinations and origins of passengers were used to modify the rural peak service between Evesham and Pershore in Worcester. Average hourly off-peak passenger movements from the outer housing estate to the centre of Andover in Hampshire were monitored. It is estimated that the full Andover study could reduce running costs by 20 per cent, with a revenue loss of between 3 and 9 per cent. The rural off-peak study proposed an increased service between Abergavenny and Raglan in South Wales; reduced journey times and a more frequent service are proposed for the off-peak inter-urban links between Birmingham and Stourbridge. Time savings and a more frequent and reliable service are the result of a traffic management scheme in the Midland town of Tamworth. (TRRL)

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Jelley, CAB
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Accession Number: 00322167
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM