THE INTERCHANGE PROBLEM IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT

OMSTIGNINGSPROBLEMATIKEN

Travel in a large area such as the Stockholm region exhibits great variations. Public transport must either cover a very great number of routes, or travellers must accept interchanges between routes. Only the latter solution is practicable. The most economical system is based on feeder buses which take travellers to rail or tube stations. Evaluations suggest that the discomfort of an interchange is considered, on average, to be equivalent in sacrifice to an extra journey of 8 minutes. In the Swedish climate, provision of waiting rooms is essential. This is possible on rail and tube stations, but not at bus stops. Shelters at these and covered ways between bus stops, and between stations and stops, must be provided. Traffic safety is enhanced by the provision of bridges and underpasses, but this creates difficulties for the handicapped and for people with prams. Another way is the provision of signals or routing of passenger flows, but this may increase waiting times. Outlying areas have parking spaces adjacent to rail or tube stations. More may be needed if restrictions are introduced on cars in inner Stockholm, but this may result in fewer passengers for buses. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stockholms Laens Landstings Kollektivtrafikutredni

    Fack
    Stockholm 22,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1975

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 101 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 18

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM