A POSSIBLE METHOD OF ESTIMATING DEMAND FOR SPEEDBUS SERVICES

Included in the G.I.C. brief to the consultants commissioned to study the proposed speedbus routes is the requirement to assess the present demand for bus services along the corridor of the route and to predict the increase in demand following the introduction of the new service. It is expected that the increased bus journey speeds along the route, resulting from the introduction of traffic management schemes, will attract passengers who at present travel by car or rail. This technical note discusses possible methods for estimating this change in demand for bus services and for dividing this total demand between the existing and speedbus services. The methods proposed are based on estimating the present market share of bus, rail and private transport and assessing what impact a change in the 'generalised cost' of travelling by bus will have on these market shares. The note concludes that the most comprehensive source at present available for estimating the present split between public and private transport users is the greater london transportation survey and discusses some of the problems involved in calculating the change in the 'cost' of travelling by bus. (A) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    London Transport Executive

    Economic and Operational Research, Transad House
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • WAGON, D J
  • Publication Date: 1974-2-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126272
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TN 82 Tech. Note
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM