Research and analysis

Factors that affect bus journey times

Research into how bus journey times could be affected by things like traffic, the number of bus stops and the length of the route.

Documents

Bus journey time variablity in urban areas: pilot study and analysis report

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Bus journey time variability in urban areas: technical report

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Details

This study researches the impact of factors that influence bus journey times and measures that impact on particular bus routes.

This project consisted of 2 stages:

  • the first stage reviewed potential factors influencing bus journey times, and proposed a methodology for collecting data to estimate the impact of these factors
  • the second stage was a pilot study to demonstrate the methodology in the ‘real-world’, which involved collecting and analysing data from a bus service between Bristol and Bath

These 2 reports summarise the work undertaken throughout each of these phases.

Published 17 December 2015