Title

PROBABILISTIC MODELS OF PASSENGERS SERVICE PROCESSES AT BUS STOPS

Authors

Andrzej Adamski

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1992

Subject Area

infrastructure - stop, infrastructure - vehicle, planning - route design, mode - bus

Keywords

Stopping time, Stopping distances, Stopped time delay, Stop (Public transportation), Stochastic processes, Random processes, Motor coaches, Motor bus transportation, Intercity bus transportation, Buses, Bus transportation, Bus stops, Bus routes, Bunching (Vehicles), Bunching

Abstract

Stop time variability in bus operation is known to be very often the dominant factor which influences bunching. The aim of this paper is to study in detail the main stochastic factors which affect the times spent by buses at stops. For this purpose various realistic random representations for main determinants of the parallel and series passengers service processes at bus stops are chosen. New analytical expressions for density functions and moments of the stop time random variable are derived. The results have been tested on data from a real bus route.

Comments

Transportation Research Part B Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01912615