A THEORETICAL ESTIMATE OF THE EFFECT OF LONDON CAR COMMUTERS TRANSFERRING TO BUS TRAVEL

CALCULATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE OF THE EFFECT OF PRIVATE TRANSPORT USERS IN THE CENTRAL AREA OF LONDON TRANSFERRING TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN PEAK PERIODS. SEVERAL ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS WERE INVESTIGATED, ALL USING BUSES OF SIZE RANGING FROM 10 TO 70 SEATERS. ESTIMATES WERE MADE OF THE OPERATING COSTS AND THE PASSENGERS' TIME COSTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE VARIOUS SYSTEMS. THE RESULTS OF THE CALCULATIONS ARE CRITICALLY DEPENDENT ON A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT ASSUMPTIONS AND THE VALIDITY OF THESE ARE DISCUSSED IN THE REPORT. THE CALCULATIONS SUGGEST THAT ANY OF THE SYSTEMS OF BUSES WITHIN THE RANGE 20-70 SEATERS COULD ADEQUATELY COPE WITH THE PRESENT PASSENGER TRAFFIC DURING PEAK HOURS AND COULD REDUCE THE AVERAGE JOURNEY TIME FOR ALL TRAVELLERS. ECONOMICALLY, THE SYSTEM APPLIED IN CENTRAL LONDON COULD RESULT IN A SAVING IN VEHICLE-OPERATING COSTS AND PASSENGERS' TIME COSTS OF UP TO 20 MILLION POUNDS PER ANNUM. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Webster, F V
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Accession Number: 00201881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Traffic Systems Reviews & Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rept Lr 165
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1970 12:00AM