Interaction between Bus Stops Location and Traffic on Bus Operation
In bus networks there are many stations used for boarding and alighting passengers along the bus route. In designing bus stop location three sides approach to be considered; the big picture, street side and curb side. Apiece of three sides have directly affects in the bus scheduling. The effectiveness of bus operation will depend on number of bus stops and its spacing. Basically, bus stations have two kinds: bus stop, use to service passengers in one bus line and bus interchange (terminal) use to share station between some bus lines. This article described a survey on bus stop location efficiency in bus operation where study on bus stop location in three points: near-side, far-side and mid-block were considered. It has been highlighted bus stop location in situation mid-block has higher efficiency than others situations.
M. H. Hafezi and A. Ismail, "Interaction between Bus Stops Location and Traffic on Bus Operation", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 97-98, pp. 1185-1188, 2011