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A descriptive study on public transport user behaviour from Live Bus Arrivals

Dell’Amico, M., Hadjidimitriou, S. & Kaparias, I. (2014). A descriptive study on public transport user behaviour from Live Bus Arrivals. Paper presented at the 2nd Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility, 05-05-2014 - 06-05-2014, Volos, Greece.


In order to offer public transport that meet citizens’ needs for transport and further increase the use of bus services, Public Authorities need to analyse and understand travellers behaviour. Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) data provide information on the observed time of arrival and departure of a bus at each stop. These data are fed into an algorithm to provide information to users on the expected time of arrival at the bus stop by an on-line service. In the city of London this service is called Live Bus Arrivals. This work describes the general behaviour of Live Bus Arrivals users by analysing the type of requests, localising them and compare them in different days of the week and time ranges. The objective is to identify some of the main passengers’ origin, destination and interchanges behaviour that could be of value to decision-makers and planners.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Publisher Keywords: public transport, real-time travellers information, travellers behavior
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
School of Science & Technology > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics
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