THE BUS IN URBAN SWEDEN

Policies carried out in Sweden, reflecting extensive bus priority measures and a relatively low fare structure, are intended to offer all social groups the opportunity to travel in a manner least disturbing to the environment. The greater Stockholm Urban Transport Authority has introduced an integrated transport system in which suburban bus services provide local services and also connect with city-centre rail links. Similarly, in Gothenburg, buses connect with a tramway network so eliminating the need for buses in the city centre. In a move towards direct bus connections, transport authorities have introduced limited-stop services linking housing areas with industrial centres directly. Extensive bus priority measures in Swedish cities are designed to allow the passage of buses with as little traffic conflict as possible. In conclusion, it is recognised that the introduction of progressive policies has resulted in a higher level of service and a marked increase in passengers carried. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Poole, S C
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • BUSES
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 255
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0007-6392

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1981 12:00AM