SHEFFIELD STUDY: COSTS AND MAINTENANCE OF THE SPLIT STEP AND KNEELING MECHANISM

The cost and maintenance were studied of two bus entrance modifications designed to facilitate boarding for the elderly and physically handicapped. One modification was a split front step for double deck buses. The other was to enable single deck buses to kneel. Initial costs were very low compared with the total costs of each vehicle. Various sources of information from four garages were examined for maintenance and repair costs of split step buses. Similar sources were examined at two garages for kneeling buses. Both modifications entailed relatively low costs. A small incidence of damage to split step buses had been reduced by further step well and panel modification. Costs were low enough and benefits significant enouth to warrant wider adoption of the split step modification. Accurate conclusions for the kneeling mechanism were difficult to draw because of its limited use by drivers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cranfield Institute of Technology, England

    Center for Transport Studies
    Cranfield, Bedfordshire,   England 

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Oxley, P R
  • Publication Date: 1983-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CRANFIELD-CTS-21, ISBN-0-902-9937-73-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM