A STUDY OF TRAVEL-TIMES OF BUSES IN THE CENTRE OF A LARGE PROVINCIAL CITY

A study is presented of the effects on the operation of part of an urban bus system resulting from changes in operating conditions. Such changes include the introduction of a city centre bus lane, a route alteration, and the replacement of several sets of traffic lights by mini-roundabouts. Mean running times and variability of running times on various sections of route before and after these changes are compared for different periods of the day, using data collected by on-bus observers. The results and their possible interpretation are discussed. Considering these results, and the results of a limited survey carried out later by stationary observers and involving large numbers of observations, various limitations in design and execution of the study are pointed out. Based on the experience gained, several recommendations are made for the conduct of future similar studies. (A) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University, England

    Claremont Tower, NE1 7RU
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland,   England 
  • Authors:
    • CHARLESWORTH, J A
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Torg Paper 15 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1981 12:00AM