THE IMPACT ON RECEIPTS OF CONVERSION TO ONE MAN BUS OPERATION

THIS ARTICLE SETS OUT THE FINDINGS OF AN ANALYSIS BY LONDON TRANSPORT OF THIRTY BUS SERVICES CONVERTED TO ONE MAN OPERATION IN 1970-71, AND THE IMPACT ON RECEIPTS. THE RECEIPTS IMPLICATIONS OF ONE-MAN-OPERATION WERE EVALUATED IN THREE WAYS, FIRSTLY, FORMULATING HYPOTHESES ON PASSENGER REACTIONS TO CHANGES IN SERVICE PROVIDED ALONG A PARTICULAR ROUTE, SECONDLY, DERIVING AN INDEX OF PARALLELISM WHICH MADE IT POSSIBLE TO MEASURE THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF SETS OF SERVICES RUNNING ALONG A SINGLE ROUTE AND THIRDLY, PERFORMING STATISTICAL ANALYSIS ON 30 SERVICES CONVERTED IN 1970-71, TO ASSESS THE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE TOTAL CHANGE IN RECEIPTS AND THE INTENSITY OF DEMAND FOR SERVICE, THE CHANGE IN MILES RUN AFTER CONVERSION, AND THE EXTENT OF PARALLELISM. IT WAS FOUND THAT TAKINGS WERE ALSO AFFECTED BY CHANGES IN THE FREQUENCY AND REGULARITY OF SERVICES AND ADDITIONAL TIME SPENT AT STOPS. THOUGH ON AVERAGE RECEIPTS ON THESE SERVICES HAD FALLEN TO 10-20% IN 1971, THE RECEIPTS LOSSES DUE TO ONE-MAN-OPERATION ITSELF HAVE BEEN ONLY 3 TO 4% ON AVERAGE.

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    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street, Aldwych
    London WC2A 2AE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • FAIRHURST, M H
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00083259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1982 12:00AM