Increase of transit speeds is one of the most effective ways for increasing the attractiveness of transit for urban travel. For longer trips, particularly where there is a competing freeway, the requirement for speed is rather high. With frequent stations, high operating speeds cannot be achieved. This article describes the main alternative solutions to this problem and then focuses on the skip-stop operation, presenting a methodology for its analysis and evaluation. The article refers to rail services, but the basic aspects of the problem are common for any technology. Light rail and bus services for which skip-stop service could be considered could use the methodology developed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The article is a revision of that published in Traffic Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 2 (April 1973); research was partially funded by UMTA, DOT.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

    Rue Sainte Marie 6
    Brussels,   Belgium  BE-1080
  • Authors:
    • Vuchic, V R
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00141684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM