Buses play an important role in Bradford, and on a typical weekday some 300000 passenger journeys are made in the greater Bradford area. The average passenger travels about 3 km and is aboard a bus for about nine minutes. The object of the study is to examine public transport services in the Bradford area and to consider how the bus services might be improved to provide reliable and attractive services more directly related to travel needs, with particular regard to the distribution of passengers in and adjacent to the central area. In discussing the results of this study the author places emphasis on the three main functions of the bus system - commercial, social and civic, and discusses the influence that the opening (early 1977) of the new Bradford transport interchange will have on rerouting. This interchange, located on the south side of the city centre, is described. It comprises a railway station, a bus station with six platforms and some 70 stands, and a bus depot. The costing of bus operations is reviewed against the background of the movement from a break-even position in the early 1970's to a found1.7 M deficit in 1974-75. The three main components of operating costs are described as crew costs, direct costs (fuel, oil, tyres etc.) and other costs such as management, vehicle maintenance, inspectors, etc. Each of these components is discussed in detail, and recommendations made concerning operational routines which it is suggested could facilitate updating and development of basic cost and revenue models. /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • PARKER, G B
  • Publication Date: 1977-1


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00156451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1981 12:00AM