A CHARTER FOR THE BUS INDUSTRY - MATTERS THAT NEED ATTENTION

At a time when the UK bus industry is finding it increasingly difficult to operate profitably, and at the same time maintain an adequate service, the article considers a number of aspects of bus design and operation. Although vehicle comfort and style are of some importance it is suggested that only frequency and time-keeping really matter to a user. In order to achieve better vehicle utilisation, buses should be designed for either crew or one-man operation with either front or under-floor engine location for reliability and ease of maintenance. Greater use should be made of weight-saving integral construction for buses instead of a chassis requiring a separately manufactured body. Other aspects of efficient bus transport operations such as staggered working hours and bus-lanes could be further developed. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 249-50
  • Serial:
    • BUSES
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 279
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0007-6392

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1981 12:00AM