Title

LONDON'S NEW BUS "SUPER ROUTE"

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1999

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - stop, infrastructure - bus/tram priority, infrastructure - bus/tram priority, infrastructure - bus/tram lane, infrastructure - bus/tram lane, infrastructure - traffic signals, planning - route design, policy - parking, organisation - regulation, mode - bus

Keywords

United Kingdom, Traffic signals, Traffic lights, Traffic law enforcement, Traffic control signals, Stop (Public transportation), Schedules, Parking regulations, London (England), Intracity bus transportation, Highway traffic signals, Great Britain, Bus transit operations, Bus transit, Bus stops, Bus routes, Bus priority, Bus lanes

Abstract

Bus Route 32, which runs between Kilburn Park Station and Edgware Station, was designated as London, England's first bus Super Route. In a 6-month experiment, intensive enforcement of bus-lane and parking restrictions will keep lanes free of congestion. Automatic vehicle location, allowing operators at bus garages to track the whereabouts of all their services, is being introduced; and countdown information displays, showing the arrival time of the next bus, are being installed at stops along the route. Buses will also be given priority at traffic lights.