THE DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL TRANSPORT INTERCHANGES

The article describes the use of interchange demonstration schemes on Merseyside to plan interchange development in West Yorkshire. Results, from the initial experiments in Merseyside which ended in 1973, show that improved feeder bus services to suburban stations attracted over 600 additional daily bus/rail journeys in each direction. Improved or free station car parks are also shown to be successful in attracting more passengers. Questionnaire studies revelaed that passengers regarded reliability as the most important factor. The studies confirmed that the concept of local interchange facilities is only practical from distances between about 4 and 10 miles from the city centre. The two studies show how interchange development differs according to the functions and characteristics of the local rail services. The author suggests that savings in overall operating costs could only be achieved in conurbations by restructuring the public transport system around the interchange concept. The advantages of rail systems outside conurbations must be extended to those beyond walking distance of their local station to give maximum utilization of their services. /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Robertson, D M
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Accession Number: 00147488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1981 12:00AM