EXPERIMENTS IN BUS SERVICE CONTROL USING AN INTERACTIVE MODEL OF A TYPICAL BUS ROUTE

An interactive computer model of a bus route, developed by GEC-Marconi Electronics, has been used by TRRL to investigate the effectiveness of 3 types of operational control when applied to a London service route. The control systems considered were: a roadside inspector system, a voice radio system and an Automatic Bus Location (ABL) system. Results showed that operational control improved passenger waiting time on a simulated route by an average of about 11% for roadside control, 14% for voice radio control and 16% for ABL control. The use of these methods also resulted in a reduction of operating crew overtime payments due to more journeys being completed on time. This particular benefit was slight compared with the community benefit represented by the reduction in passenger waiting time. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of a symposium--Operating Public Transport, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University, England

    Department of Civil Engineering, Claremont Tower, NE1 7RU
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Jackson, R L
    • Stone, D
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 68-82

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM