This technical note describes the results of a survey of passengers' waiting times at bus stops, for routes of differing frequencies and characteristics. Passengers' waiting times were determined by direct observation; concurrently at certain stops, passengers were interviewed about their usage of the service, bearing in mind that more experienced travellers may have learnt enough about the service to shorten their wait. The opportunity was also taken to ask about the origin of the journey, to learn more about catchment areas of bus stops, particularly in residential areas where there was a choice of routes. Section 1 of this report contains a description of the survey design, the data methods employed, and practical problems encountered. Section 2 presents an analysis of observed waits in terms of service frequency etc, and section 3 attempts to throw some light on these results by looking in detail at patterns of passenger arrivals in relation to bus arrivals. In section 4, results from the passenger interviews are presented. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    London Transport Executive

    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Rendle, G
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Note TN136 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM