THE EFFECT OF FREQUENCY CHANGES IN REGIONAL BUS SERVICES ON PATRONAGE IN THE NETHERLANDS

In the Netherlands, levels of service are reviewed yearly in May and the frequency is changed according to explicitly stated service planning criteria. This process provides opportunities of studying and quantifying the effects of frequency changes on patronage. To enhance the quality of public transport planning and to assist the evaluation of changes in operation, the Ministry of Transport and Public Works in the Netherlands has undertaken a series of before and after studies. The aim is to estimate the level of service elasticities with respect to changes in frequency. An additional objective is to determine the differential impacts on various groups of passengers. At the design stage, particular attention has been given to identify: 1) services with small changes (5 minutes) on relatively high frequency routes; and 2) substantial changes (halving or doubling the existing headway) on low frequency routes. The results from the routes studied are compared with the results from control routes of similar character but of unchanged frequency. (a) for the covering abstract of the seminar see TRIS 456300.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Public Transport Planning and Operation. Proceedings of Seminar J held at PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, University of Sussex, England, 15-18 July 1985, V P266.
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  • Authors:
    • CHEUNG, YHF
    • Kroes, E P
    • Jansen, JAL
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  • Publication Date: 1985

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 97-105

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00456314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM