The article considers the results of manipulating two models constructed to describe the effect of bus-stop spacing on the generalised cost of a bus passenger's journey and on the total community cost of providing an urban bus service. Optimisation functions are derived by differentiation. Data representing typical urban bus operating conditions for both the peak and off-peak periods are used in the optimisation functions. Sensitivity analysis identifies those variables which significantly affect the optimum conditions. The optimum values for bus stop spacing appear to be between 50 and 200 metres, which are considerably less than presently found on most urban bus routes. Variables found to be the most important in optimising generalised costs in the peak period are: the trip generation rate, the bus boarding time of passengers and the frequency of service. In the off-peak the most important variable is the maximum speed attained by buses. (A) /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Lesley, LJS
  • Publication Date: 1976-10-11


  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00149065
  • 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