A Service-based Method to Generate Shuttle Bus Timetable in Accordance with Rail Transit Timetable

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Journal Article

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operations - scheduling, place - asia, mode - bus, mode - rail


shuttle bus, transfer system, timetable


As the urban community is revealing a suburbanization tendency along with the expanding of the Urban Rail Transit system, the traveling between the Urban Rail Transit station and the community is becoming a more and more crucial and abstruse issue for modern city traffic systems. One of the best ways to solve this problem is to deploy a service-based shuttle bus. In this paper, the characteristic of the transfer system between the Rail Transit train and the shuttle bus is analyzed. We build a mathematic model for this transfer system, setting rules for the operation of the shuttle bus. And afterwards, a case study is launched under this model. The result of the model proves a fast and effective way to tackle with the traveling problem.


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