THE LEEDS GUIDED BUSWAY - THE PROJECT AND ITS OPERATION - 1

This paper describes the origins of the Leeds Guided Bus Project, and discusses the project's technical and operational developments as the scheme has progressed. By the end of 1988, Leeds needed a radical new approach to bus operation, because traffic congestion was worsening and making journeys to its city centre unacceptably slow. Guided bus was given a case study evaluation on one corridor in Leeds, because of its successful operation in Essen, Germany. The idea of the guided bus was approached from physical and practical viewpoints. Politicians were persuaded that some public funding was appropriate, and the scheme was supported willingly by the relevant local authorities. A very short test track was built, a demonstration guided bus was obtained, and other buses were ordered which could easily be upgraded to guided buses. The guided bus was tested on the local track, and then on the Essen guided busway. The first part of the guided bus corridor scheme in Leeds is now in place, and a contraflow bus lane is now operating effectively. The new buses, to be used on the corridor, will all be equipped with a contactless ticketing system. For the covering abstract see IRRD 874487.

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  • Authors:
    • TEBB, B
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00714455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1995 12:00AM