Busshållplatsers kapacitet: Utvärdering av tillämpbarhet av modell från Highway Capacity Manual 2000 med uinderlag från busstrafik i Stockholms innerstad
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Stockholm is growing with almost two fully loaded SL-buses a day. One of the consequences that derive from this is the increase of public transport travelers who put the regionally governed public transport up to the test in terms of its capacity. The Transport administration in Stockholm County initiated 2015 a project with the purpose of simplifying the calculation of bus stop capacities. A hypothesis (set up by the Transport administration) based on that a model for calculation of bus stop capacities could be calibrated for Stockholm conditions is being researched in this bachelor’s essay.
The study is implemented by self-collected traffic data from bus stops located in the Stockholm city center. Furthermore, the data was processed in order to gather the parameters relevant to the examined model. Parallel to the ongoing research a review of literature was carried out in order to broaden the basic knowledge of the subject.
The studied bus stops were chosen based on what the length of the average dwell time was considered to be. The average dwell time is the parameter specified as the most critical to the model.
The collected data was analyzed and parameter values were produced. Finally the results of the processed data were analyzed. The chapter of discussions contains thoughts about several of the included parameters and a broader questioning of the actual user potential of the model compared to different capacity-calculating methods.
Conclusions regarding the application of the model for estimation of capacity on existing bus stops in Stockholm city center could not be drawn. The reason for this is that saturated conditions were not achieved during the performed field surveys. Further studies are necessary in order to be able to validate, and if necessary calibrate, the model. These studies should be carried out by measurements at traffic configurations with more variety in terms of capacity determining factors in road and bus stop designs, than those conducted in this study
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 52 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-170542OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-170542DiVA: diva2:838860