RED ARROWS - BOARDING TIMES WITH ALTERNATIVE FARE COLLECTION SYSTEMS

The planned introduction of new buses on red arrow routes provides an opportunity to adopt a more standard method of fare collection. Various alternatives are being evaluated for bus management, and as part of this exercise the boarding times are estimated here for each alternative. The sensitivity of boarding times to the "easiness" of the fare, and to change giving is shown. The range in marginal boarding time is from 1.5 to 4.2 seconds per passenger - compared with 2.4 per present red arrows. The corresponding effect on round trip time in the evening peak is from A saving of about 1 1/4 minutes to an increase of nearly 2 1/2 minutes in a total round trip time of 35 to 40 minutes. The results are summarised in the table at the end of the memorandum. (A) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    London Transport Executive

    Economic and Operational Research, Transad House
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cohen, N J
    • Marshall, J
  • Publication Date: 1974-5-1

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OR Memo M290 R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1981 12:00AM