Study on Social Network Analysis Method of Bus Network Based on Relation Degree

  • Shu-Min Feng
  • Yi ZhangEmail author
  • Xi-Shuang Han
  • Xiang-Yang Li
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 503)


Conventional bus transportation is of great value in urban transportation network, so it is important to master the regularity between bus lines and explore the optimization method to solve the problem of bus. Divided the degree of relation according to the overlapped stops between the two lines, and the relationship between the routes were divided into three types. The method of measuring the degree of relationship between lines and the modeling steps were given. According to the relationship between bus lines, a bus co-opetition network based on relationship degree was constructed. Using the social network analysis method, the network characteristics were found, the construction steps of the clustering method were given and the network was analyzed. The urban bus co-opetition network of Langfang City was built and the important lines were found by UCINET software. The study of the relationship between the bus lines can cluster the bus lines at the beginning of the bus network planning, which can also provide scientific basis for the operation and management of the buses.


Bus lines Relation degree Co-opetition relationship Social network analysis UCINET 



This work was financially supported by a National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 71473058)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shu-Min Feng
    • 1
  • Yi Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xi-Shuang Han
    • 2
  • Xiang-Yang Li
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Transportation Science and EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  2. 2.Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate SchoolShenzhen CityChina
  3. 3.School of ManagementHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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