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Co-ordination of Joint Headways

  • Raymond S. K. Kwan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Note in Economics Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 308)

Abstract

Bus-stops are often shared by several different services. Passengers may enjoy shorter waiting times I than if stops were specific to services because very often most of the services at the same bus-stop run on similar routes and will take the passengers close to their destinations. However, there may be times when after a long gap a few buses come at the same time. Such gaps are unpleasant for the passengers. Bus operators do not like this to happen either, as the buses would be unevenly loaded and this would cause other problems. Schedulers therefore try to co-ordinate the buses such that the intervals between bus arrivals on a common stretch of road are as evenly distributed as possible — at least theoretically in the timetables. Of course, any adjustment of timings will have to be justified cost-effectively, for example, the subsequent schedules should normally use the minimum number of buses. We shall call this kind of planning and scheduling exercise Headway Integration.

Keywords

Public Transport System Target Departure Event Arrival Event Crew Schedule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond S. K. Kwan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer StudiesUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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