Although as originally conceived demand responsive transport (drt) systems offered a many-to-many capability with complex computerised control, more recent developments have offered simpler, manually controlled, systems. From the introduction of the first UK drt systems in 1972 it is possible to observe three broad categories of drt: first generation small-scale services operated without central control; second generation services providing more intensive coverage and with central control; and, third generation services based on the first generation services but operated in rural areas. Tables indicate the periods of operation of such UK systems from 1972-1979 as well as passenger loading and cost:revenue data. The article evaluates the reasons for a number of the systems ceasing operation. Other drt systems have, once developed, been replaced by conventional stage carriage operations. The continuance of drt in the UK is seen as one of a useful adjunct to conventional services as well as the provision of services for particular groups. (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • Oxley, P R
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00330828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM