COMPUTER AIDED ROUTE-BOUND TRANSPORT PLANNING

PLANERING AV LINJETRAFIK MED DATORNS HJAELP

Since the route-bound transport systems are labour intensive, planning must be made more efficient. Factors to be taken into account are present and expected travel patterns, desirable travelling standard, existing installations, town plans, available finance, overall economy in planning, first costs and operation. In an interface system developed by Volvo, (1) route network and traffic density are proposed; (2) this is evaluated by computer in view of travel pattern; (3) modifications are made accordingly; (4) new evaluation is made, etc. a description is given of methods available for analysis of travel patterns and service details. The print-outs contain, for each route, running times and passenger density between stops, service density and capacity in each direction; for each pair of routes, number and location of interchanges; for each stop, numbers getting on and off, etc; for each route, summaries of traffic density, loading and costs; for each pair of areas, number of journeys and travelling standard; for each area, number and standard of journeys starting or finishing in area; histograms for journey times and lengths; summaries of travelling standard, traffic density, loading, productivity and costs. Extreme values are pinpointed. To make for ease of understanding, selected results can be presented graphically. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Svenska Lokaltrafikforeningen

    P.O. Box 6301
    S-11381 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • ANDREASSON, I
  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 7-11
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1981 12:00AM