Influence of platform walking on BRT station bus dwell time estimation: Australian analysis

Jaiswal, Sumeet, Bunker, Jonathan and Ferreira, Luis (2010) Influence of platform walking on BRT station bus dwell time estimation: Australian analysis. Journal of Transportation Engineering, 136 12: 1173-1179. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000174

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Author Jaiswal, Sumeet
Bunker, Jonathan
Ferreira, Luis
Title Influence of platform walking on BRT station bus dwell time estimation: Australian analysis
Journal name Journal of Transportation Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0733-947X
Publication date 2010-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000174
Volume 136
Issue 12
Start page 1173
End page 1179
Total pages 7
Place of publication Reston, VA, U. S. A.
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The common approach to estimate bus dwell time at a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station platform is to apply the traditional dwell-time methodology derived for suburban bus stops. Current dwell-time models are sensitive toward bus type and fare collection policy along with the number of boarding and alighting passengers. However, they fall short in accounting for the effects of passengers walking on a relatively longer BRT station platform. Analysis presented in this paper shows that the average walking time of a passenger at a BRT platform is 10 times more than that of a bus stop. The requirement of walking to the bus entry door at the BRT station platform may lead to the bus experiencing a higher dwell time. This paper presents a theory for a BRT network that explains the loss of station capacity during peak period operation. It also highlights shortcomings of present available bus dwell-time models suggested for the analysis of BRT operation.
© 2010 ASCE.
Keyword BRT
Bus lost time
Dwell time
Passenger-bus interface
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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