RHINE-RUHR INTEGRATION PAYS OFF

A description is given of the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Association (VRR) set up in 1980 to co-ordinate bus and rail services of the Rhine-Ruhr region previously run by 19 different undertakings. The extremely complex transport network led to the conclusion that a zonal fare structure was the most realistic solution and this has been developed in the form of 49 area zones and 204 local zones or "honeycombs" in conjunction with 3 basic sorts of tickets - single, four journey and season. The Rhine-Ruhr region being multicentred has very interwoven traffic flows thus making the arrangement of connections difficult. VRR provides a skeleton timetable including priorities on operating hours, frequency, number of seats and connections and the individual operator works out the exact timings. Two basic timetable patterns provide suitable interconnections and flexibility to adjust services with demand. Details are given of the problems in selecting interchanges and of some of the new lines and interchanges planned for the future.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 8
    Falmouth, Cornwall,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1983-8

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  • Accession Number: 00381454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM