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


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

  1. 1. Planning and Design of FeederServices and Short RoutesPresentation by: BEST in Association with EMBARQ India
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Daily Ticket Sales:9,09,06,731Monthly PassholderSales: 3,60,426Ticket Purchases by Feeder Passengers (January 2013)
  9. 9. Western Express HighwayGoregaonStationCase Study: Goregaon East – Route 344NagariNiwari
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. WesternExpressHighwayGoregaonStationCase Study: Route 346NagariNiwari
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. WesternExpressHighwayGoregaonStationCase Study: Route 343AareyColony
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Western ExpressHighwayGoregaonStationCase Study: Route 452MayurNagar
  16. 16. 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)
  17. 17. GhatkoparStationWesternExpressHighwayCase Study: Route 340AgarkarChowk
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. KanjurmargStationJVLRCase Study: Kanjurmarg Service Route 602Hiranandani BusStop
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. BhandupStationKanjurmargStationCase Study: Kanjurmarg Service Route 604
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Case Study: Kanjurmarg Service Route 608KanjurmargStationHanumanNagar
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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)
  26. 26. Special 1: CST to NCPACSTNCPA
  27. 27. Destination: NCPA, Nariman PointEntire Trip Length: 3 kmsFrequency: 2-4 minsPeak Period Routes – Special 1 – CST
  28. 28. Special 2: CST to World Trade CentreCSTWorldTradeCentre
  29. 29. Destination: WorldTrade Center,Cuffe ParadeEntire Trip Length:4.8 kmFrequency: 5 minsPeak Period Routes – Special 2 – CST
  30. 30. Special 3: Colaba to Crawford MarketCrawfordMarketColaba BusStation
  31. 31. Origin: ColabaBus StationDestination:Crawford MarketEntire TripLength: 5 kmFrequency: 20minsPeak Period Routes – CST – Special 3
  32. 32. Special 4: CST to Free Press Journal MargCSTFree PressJournal Marg
  33. 33. Destination: Freepress Journal Marg (Shipping CorporationBuilding), Nariman PointEntire Trip Length: 2.9 kmFrequency: 10 mins during PM peak periodsPeak Period Routes – CST – Special 4
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. Special 8: Churchgate - World Trade Centre - ChurchgateChurchgateWorldTradeCentre
  36. 36. Destination:World TradeCenterEntire TripLength:7.6kmFrequency:7-8 minsPeak Period Routes – Churchgate – Special 8
  37. 37. Special 9: Churchgate – NCPA - ChurchgateChurchgateNCPA
  38. 38. Destination: NCPA, Nariman PointEntire Trip Length: 3.5kmFrequency: 2-3 minsPeak Period Routes – Churchgate – Special 9
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. 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
  41. 41. 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
  42. 42. 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