The Northallerton Hospital Transport Service was part of the Government's program of Rural Transport Experiments (RUTEX). It was a demand responsive shared hire-car service to the hospital from two areas containing some 10,000 households. The provisions of the Passenger Vehicles (Experimental Areas) Act 1977 were used to authorize drivers to collect separate fares from passengers. The service operated in the morning and afternoon from Monday to Friday and in the evening from Monday to Thursday. On average 10 return vehicle journeys were made each week and 15 passengers made return journeys, but more than one half of vehicle journeys were made with a single passenger. Without the service 16 per cent of the passengers would have foregone the journey, a further 8 per cent did not know how they would have traveled; the remaining passengers could have made other arrangements. The average passenger spent 80 minutes at the hospital and travelled 31 miles; the average vehicle journey length was 48 miles. Twenty-two per cent of costs were met from revenue, the remainder, $4.50 per passenger journey, by the Department of Transport. (Copyright (c) Crown Copyright 1980.)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with North Yorkshire Rutex Working Group, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 


  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL-SUPPLEMENTARY-552
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM