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[1] Zhang Man, Li Wenquan,. Factors affecting headway regularity on bus routes [J]. Journal of Southeast University (English Edition), 2013, 29 (1): 99-102. [doi:10.3969/j.issn.1003-7985.2013.01.020]

Factors affecting headway regularity on bus routes()

Journal of Southeast University (English Edition)[ISSN:1003-7985/CN:32-1325/N]

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Factors affecting headway regularity on bus routes
Zhang Man Li Wenquan
School of Transportation, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
traffic engineering bus scheduling headway regularity scheduled headway bus bunching
The common phenomenon of uneven headway in bus service is explored based on the automatic vehicle location(AVL)data of Route 2 in Yichun City of Jiangxi province from 6:00 to 9:00 in the morning. The headway regularity of two stages 6:00—7:00 and 7:00—9:00 is comparatively analyzed, and it is found that both the traffic conditions and the passenger demand affect headway regularity. A bus arrival model, which assumes that the dwell time of a bus is linear in headway, is built to probe the effect of scheduled headway, and the model is simulated by Matlab. The simulation results reveal that the departure intervals and fluctuations affect headway regularity. Longer intervals and less fluctuation mean higher regularity of headway. And, the fluctuation has a more obvious influence on headway regularity than the interval. Controlling the fluctuations of scheduled headway can effectively raise the regularity of headway and improve the level of public transport service.


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Biographies: Zhang Man(1987—), female, graduate; Li Wenquan(corresponding author), male, doctor, professor, wenqli@seu.edu.cn.
Foundation items: The National Basic Research Program of China(973 Program)(No.2012CB725402), the National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.50978057), Program of Scientific Innovation Research of College Graduate in Jiangsu Province(No.CXLX12_0108).
Citation: Zhang Man, Li Wenquan. Factors affecting headway regularity on bus routes[J]. Journal of Southeast University(English Edition), 2013, 29(1):99-102.[doi:10.3969/j.issn.1003-7985.2013.01.020]
Last Update: 2013-03-20