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CHAPTER 15: Case Studies > Spatial Information for Managing the London Bus Netw...

Spatial Information for Managing the London Bus Network


Note This section is based on the work of Olliver Robinson (business analyst at Transport for London, London Buses), Prashan Rampersad, and Terry Allen. The authors want also to thank Transport for London for making the background material available for this section of the chapter. You can find additional information on Transport for London at www.tfl.gov.uk.


London's transport system is one of the most comprehensive, complex, and articulate urban transport systems in the world. It covers a vast area with 13,600 km of roads, 3,730 km of bus routes, 205 km of dedicated bus lanes, 329 km of subway lines, 26 km of Docklands Light Railway (DLR) lines, 28 km of new tramways, and 788 km of national rail lines in Greater London. Every day, more than 27 million journeys are made in Greater London, 8.5 million of which take place on public transport (4.5 million by bus, 3 million by subway, and 1 million by rail). The London bus system plays a crucial role in getting and keeping London moving. About 6,500 buses are scheduled every day on more than 700 different routes, amounting to about 1.5 billion pas....


  

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