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Planning and Design of Feeder Services and Short Routes - BEST and EMBARQ India

Planning and Design of Feeder Services and Short Routes - BEST and EMBARQ India



SESSION 5A - ‘Learning Transit’ - Designing Feeder Services

SESSION 5A - ‘Learning Transit’ - Designing Feeder Services



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    • Planning and Design of FeederServices and Short RoutesPresentation by: BEST in Association with EMBARQ India
    • BEST e-TicketingProjectPresented By:Mr. Om Prakash Gupta, IASGeneral Manager, BES&TPresented By:Mr. Om Prakash Gupta, IASGeneral ManagerBESTPresentation by: BESTin Association with EMBARQ India.Planning and Design of Feeder Services andShort Routes
    • Feeder bus services are designed to pick up passengers ina locality and take them to a transfer point where they makean onward journey on a trunk service.Trunk service can be another bus, or a rail based servicesuch as a tram, rapid transit or train.Feeder buses act as part of a wider local network, or aregional network.Planning and design of feeder services requiresunderstanding of the existing origin-destinationpoints, network connectivity, ease of transfer from/to thefeeder service, competing alternatives, fare pricing, routingetc.Introduction
    • Serving short distances typically between 4-6kmsHigh frequency serviceServing residential/commercial areas from/to trunk routesProviding last mile connectivityFare pricing a key factor because of other competing modesCharacteristics of a Feeder Service
    • Circular Routes in businessdistrictsOrigin/Destination basedfeeder service Employment Based Residential Based Tourism BasedPeak Period ServicesLong Distance routes, servingas feeders along certainsections along popular routesTypes of Feeder Service
    • Distance from the origin to destinationTravel Time based on actual traffic conditions (peak vs. nonpeak)Nature of stretch - congestion levels, signals, constraintsalong the routeAvailability of resources - Fleet Size and PersonnelFrequency of the servicePassenger potentialCoordination with trunk timingsInfrastructure at the trunk-end, eg: at the locationPlanning of Feeder Services
    • 0-2 kms Rs. 62-3 kms Rs. 83-5 kms Rs. 105-7 kms Rs. 127-10 kms Rs. 15*Returns are high for short distanceFare Structure (Mumbai) for Feeder Service*some loop bus routes have a flat rate of Rs 6, like the FortPheri bus
    • Daily Ticket Sales:9,09,06,731Monthly PassholderSales: 3,60,426Ticket Purchases by Feeder Passengers (January 2013)
    • Western Express HighwayGoregaonStationCase Study: Goregaon East – Route 344NagariNiwari
    • From: Goregaon Station (E) – Nagari NiwaraTo: Goregaon Station (E)Entire trip length: 9.3 kmsBus Frequency: every 5-6 minsCharacteristics: Ring RouteNumber of Buses (fleet): 8Occupancy Ratio: 76%Case Study: Goregaon East – Route 344
    • WesternExpressHighwayGoregaonStationCase Study: Route 346NagariNiwari
    • Case Study: Route 346From: Goregaon Station (E)To: Nagari Niwari, Goregaon (E)Entire Trip Length: 4.9 kmsBus Frequency: 6-8 minsNumber of Buses (fleet): 8Occupancy Ratio: 72%Characteristics: Nagari Niwara Housing Society to Goregaon Station(connection from residential neighbourhood to local train station)Major Route Competitors: Auto-Rikshaws
    • WesternExpressHighwayGoregaonStationCase Study: Route 343AareyColony
    • Case Study: Route 343From: Goregaon Station (E)To: Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon (E)Entire Trip Length: 4.7 kmsBus Frequency: every 9-10 minsNumber of Buses (fleet): 10Occupancy Ratio: 75%Characteristics: Santosh Nagar(connection from residentialneighbourhood to local train station)Major Route Competitors: Auto-Rikshaws
    • Western ExpressHighwayGoregaonStationCase Study: Route 452MayurNagar
    • Case Study: Route 452From: Goregaon Station (E)To: Mayur Nagar, Goregaon(E)Entire trip length: 4.8 kmsBus Frequency: every 17-20 minsNumber of Buses (fleet): 6Occupancy Ratio: 63%Major Route Competitors: private bus companies that operate(clandestine)
    • GhatkoparStationWesternExpressHighwayCase Study: Route 340AgarkarChowk
    • From: Ghatkopar Station (W)To: Agarkar Chowk, Andheri (E)Entire Trip Length: 8.8 kmsBus Frequency: every 6-7 minsNumber of Buses (fleet): 28Occupancy Ratio: 100%Characteristics: Operationally break even route Bi-directional route: from Ghatkopar to Andheri and reverse (uniform flow in bothdirections)Case Study: Route 340
    • KanjurmargStationJVLRCase Study: Kanjurmarg Service Route 602Hiranandani BusStop
    • From: Kanjurmarg Station (W)To: Hiranandani Bus StationEntire Trip Length: 5.2 kmsBus Frequency: 8-10 minsNumber of Buses (fleet): 7Occupancy Ratio: 91%Case Study: Kanjurmarg Service Route 602
    • BhandupStationKanjurmargStationCase Study: Kanjurmarg Service Route 604
    • From: Kanjurmarg Station (W)To: Bhandup Station (W)Entire Trip Length: 3.5 kmsBus Frequency: 11-15 minsNumber of Buses (fleet): 5Occupancy Ratio: 75%Case Study: Kanjurmarg Service Route 604
    • Case Study: Kanjurmarg Service Route 608KanjurmargStationHanumanNagar
    • From: Kanjurmarg StationTo: Hanuman Nagar,Bhandup (W)Entire Trip Length: 2 kmsBus Frequency: 8 minsNumber of Buses (fleet): 5Occupancy Ratio: 93%Case Study: Kanjurmarg Service Route 608
    • Fort PheriEntire Trip Length:6.3 kmsBus Frequency:every 4-5 minsCharacteristics: RingRouteCase Study: CBD - CST RoutesPeak Period Operations (AM focus on trips originating atCST and PM focus on trips originating at employmentdistricts)
    • Special 1: CST to NCPACSTNCPA
    • Destination: NCPA, Nariman PointEntire Trip Length: 3 kmsFrequency: 2-4 minsPeak Period Routes – Special 1 – CST
    • Special 2: CST to World Trade CentreCSTWorldTradeCentre
    • Destination: WorldTrade Center,Cuffe ParadeEntire Trip Length:4.8 kmFrequency: 5 minsPeak Period Routes – Special 2 – CST
    • Special 3: Colaba to Crawford MarketCrawfordMarketColaba BusStation
    • Origin: ColabaBus StationDestination:Crawford MarketEntire TripLength: 5 kmFrequency: 20minsPeak Period Routes – CST – Special 3
    • Special 4: CST to Free Press Journal MargCSTFree PressJournal Marg
    • Destination: Freepress Journal Marg (Shipping CorporationBuilding), Nariman PointEntire Trip Length: 2.9 kmFrequency: 10 mins during PM peak periodsPeak Period Routes – CST – Special 4
    • AM Peak: 8:30am -11:30amPM Peak:16:30pm -19:00pmDouble deckerbuses allowincreased capacityCase Study: CBD Churchgate - AM and PM peaksDouble decker buses allow increased capacity
    • Special 8: Churchgate - World Trade Centre - ChurchgateChurchgateWorldTradeCentre
    • Destination:World TradeCenterEntire TripLength:7.6kmFrequency:7-8 minsPeak Period Routes – Churchgate – Special 8
    • Special 9: Churchgate – NCPA - ChurchgateChurchgateNCPA
    • Destination: NCPA, Nariman PointEntire Trip Length: 3.5kmFrequency: 2-3 minsPeak Period Routes – Churchgate – Special 9
    • Bandra to Sion all the long routes and catering as feeder servicesDadar no infrastructure or space close to station all routes are passing routes and serve as feeders alighting points are Plaza Cinema and Kabootar Khana onthe west side and Dadar TT on the east sideLong Routes Serving as Feeder
    • Lack of proper infrastructure at station areas for feeder busesStation areas need to be organized with proper access topedestrians by providing footpaths, organizing vendingarea, space allocation for auto/taxi standsIdeally feeder lengths should be 5-7 kms but have gone beyond7-8 kms from the stations in the recent timesFor feeder services running time/kms has become very highLimited resources- Fleet/PersonnelChallenges
    • Non availability of space for maneuvering at end locationsNeed for pedestrian discipline and vehicle discipline.Challenges Cont’d…Private vehicles, autos, taxis (off-peak direction) pick people in off-peak direction after doing theiractual tripUni-directional pattern of travel (fortrunk as well as feeders)Competition from IPT’s and privateoperators
    • Feeders are an integral part of mass transit system of a cityProvide last mile connectivityProper planning needs to be done to ensure safe andreliable movement of passengersNeed for better integration between feeder services anddestination nodesSummary