SIMULATION STUDIES OF BUS OPERATIONS AND CONTROL ON LONDON TRANSPORT ROUTE 11

Computer simulation of London Transport Route 11 has been used to examine the effects and interaction of various measures aimed at reducing the irregularity of the service. The measures investigated are both preventative (the improvement of punctuality of garage departures, the reduction of cancellations and rescheduling of a depleted service) and remedial, by means of bus control. The results show that the two basic approaches (preventative and remedial) are interdependent in that the adoption of one type of action reduced the scope for improvement by the other. This is an important consideration when taking investment decisions aimed at improving bus service regularity. The results suggest that for Route 11, the provision of more buses is an expensive way to improve the services compared with measures which make more efficient use of existing resources. (Copyright (c) Crown Copyright 1977.)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also Pub. as ISSN-0305-1315.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory

    Old Wokingham Road
    Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire,   England 

    (England).

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  • Authors:
    • Jackson, R L
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL-SUPPLEMENTARY-339
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1981 12:00AM