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Finding Optimal Timetables for Edinburgh Bus Routes

Ludovica Luisa Vissat, Allan Clark, Stephen Gilmore
2015 Electronical Notes in Theoretical Computer Science  
We use open data on predicted bus arrival times to parameterise a stochastic model of a particular bus route from Edinburgh city centre out to suburban and rural areas to the south of the city.  ...  Finally, we complete an optimisation study on the model and discover a better timetable for the service which would expose the bus service operator to less financial risk of penalties being applied by  ...  The authors thank Luca Bortolussi for arranging Ludovica Luisa Vissat's visit to the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science in Edinburgh where this work was done, and for his suggestion to use  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.entcs.2014.12.018 fatcat:vsv7fngrkbegterp6ehyp7xaf4

Mobile Journey Planning for Bus Passengers [chapter]

Desmond Rainsford, William A. Mackaness
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The algorithm returns to the user the suggested route, the bus stop location for embarkation and disembarkation, as well as the departure time and estimated journey duration.  ...  Few journey planners are available for urban bus travellers and tend to restrict users to a limited number of journey endpoints.  ...  Thanks are also due to Lothian Buses for their assistance in the provision of their bus network data for the City of Edinburgh as well as for their helpful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45799-2_16 fatcat:xa4zsrmxl5bhjane5e637dv4ee

Probabilistic Modelling of the Impact on Bus Punctuality of a Speed Limit Proposal in Edinburgh (Extended Version) [article]

Daniël Reijsbergen, Rajeev Ratan
2015 arXiv   pre-print
We propose a data-driven methodology for evaluating the impact of the introduction of a speed limit on the punctuality of bus services.  ...  In particular, we use high-frequency Automatic Vehicle Location data to parameterise a model that represents the movement of a bus along predefined patches of the route.  ...  The authors thank Bill Johnston and Philip Lock of Lothian Buses for providing access to the data and for their helpful feedback on parts of this research project, and Jane Hillston for her helpful comments  ... 
arXiv:1511.05363v1 fatcat:bomv2zeu4vdv5lp2bi4hxi6z2i

An Analysis Pathway for the Quantitative Evaluation of Public Transport Systems [chapter]

Stephen Gilmore, Mirco Tribastone, Andrea Vandin
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We exercise the pathway on service data obtained from Lothian Buses about the arrival and departure times of their buses on key bus routes through the city of Edinburgh.  ...  We describe the integration of quantitative analysis tools for data fitting, model generation, simulation, and statistical model-checking, creating an analysis pathway leading from system measurement data  ...  The authors thank Allan Clark and Ludovica Luisa Vissat for the work in [7] which provided the model parameters for the present paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10181-1_5 fatcat:x437hd5rozabfnilhguowr73ta

Patch-based Modelling of City-centre Bus Movement with Phase-type Distributions

Daniël Reijsbergen, Stephen Gilmore, Jane Hillston
2015 Electronical Notes in Theoretical Computer Science  
An example of capacity reallocation is the redirection of bus routes to less congested streets during the very busy Edinburgh festival period in August.  ...  The data is provided to us by the Lothian Buses company, based in Scotland and operating an extensive bus network in Edinburgh.  ...  The visualisation tool used to create representations of the bus data on a map view was originated by Shao Yuan during his MSc work at Edinburgh [18] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.entcs.2014.12.017 fatcat:sm4qmep24jckre5t3dfvb64fpu

A spatial algorithm for the analysis of transportation systems using statistical model checking [article]

Daniël Reijsbergen, Stephen Gilmore
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We present two case studies involving the Airlink service in Edinburgh and the Bellevue Express in Seattle.  ...  The methodology is almost entirely agnostic to otherwise important details of the service -- in particular its route and the location of stops.  ...  The authors thank Bill Johnston and Philip Lock of Lothian Buses for providing access to the data and for their helpful feedback.  ... 
arXiv:2009.13053v1 fatcat:rjx4ujyiyvg4hjbyhkrc22dg2q

On the use of ubiquitous real-time bus passenger information

Md Faqhrul Islam, Achille Fonzone, Andrew MacIver, Keith Dickinson
2019 IET Intelligent Transport Systems  
The findings are based on 1645 responses collected through a bus passenger survey in the city of Edinburgh, UK.  ...  The study paves the way for further investigations into the impact of information on passengers' choices.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Edinburgh Napier University's Transport Research Institute for funding and supporting the bus stop survey.  ... 
doi:10.1049/iet-its.2019.0324 fatcat:boaromw3qbdc5eqtx6n7d4xbjy

Forecasting and appraising the impact of a regular interval timetable

Daniel Johnson, Jeremy Shires, Chris Nash, Jonathan Tyler
2006 Transport Policy  
We find positive changes for user and non-user benefits and revenue on London and non-London based flows.  ...  This paper presents an appraisal of the introduction of a Taktfahrplan timetable onto the UK"s East Coast Mainline rail route.  ...  A line from Leeds, also electrified, joins the route at Doncaster, and the services between Edinburgh and London and Leeds and London form the core of the timetable on the route.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2006.01.001 fatcat:d62wbhrs65hxjnymjecphve454

Applying Strategic Multiagent Planning to Real-World Travel Sharing Problems [article]

Jan Hrnčíř, Michael Rovatsos
2013 arXiv   pre-print
have to be made between total cost improvement, the percentage of feasible timetables identified for journeys, and the prolongation of these journeys.  ...  ., the problem of finding parts of routes which can be shared by several travellers with different points of departure and destinations, is a complex multiagent problem that requires taking into account  ...  Every point of access (bus stop, rail station, etc.) is identified by an ATCO code 8 , e.g., 9100HAYMRKT for Haymarket Rail Station in Edinburgh.  ... 
arXiv:1301.0216v1 fatcat:womtid6gt5g5vi4cjqgtp7mpt4

Anatomy and efficiency of urban multimodal mobility

Riccardo Gallotti, Marc Barthelemy
2014 Scientific Reports  
This analysis suggests the need for better optimization strategies, adapted to short, long unimodal or multimodal trips.  ...  Inter-and intra-modal connections can be intensively optimized just through modifications and offsetting of the existing timetables, allowing to reduce waiting times at transfer points of a city like Washington  ...  estimated and empirical values of V travel and we find the optimal value: k < 0.8 (see Fig. 7c ).  ... 
doi:10.1038/srep06911 pmid:25371238 pmcid:PMC4220282 fatcat:44qlpe3uqzdlfenrgk6br2f2em

Do Institutional Arrangements Make a Difference to Transport Policy and Implementation? Lessons for Britain

Greg Marsden, Anthony D May
2006 Environment and Planning. C, Government and Policy  
This paper describes local government decision-making in transport in three areas of the UK, London, West Yorkshire and Edinburgh, in which major changes in local government decision-making structures  ...  We are also grateful to all of those who contributed to the interviews and information exchanges and to the TIPP project partners for their feedback.  ...  Yorkshire and Edinburgh the bus services are run by private sector companies that have the powers to decide on routes, timetables and fares. 6 The role of METRO and the City of Edinburgh Council is therefore  ... 
doi:10.1068/c0543 fatcat:n7dfqu2lefe5xeewmznadrur44

Integrated Charging of EVs Using Existing LVDC Light Rail Infrastructure: A Case Study

Kyle Smith, Lewis Hunter, Stuart Galloway, Campbell Booth, Colin Kerr, Michael Kellett
2019 2019 IEEE Third International Conference on DC Microgrids (ICDCM)  
The results of these studies, earthing and wider system protection requirements are considered and preliminary findings made.  ...  This paper presents an electrical capacity assessment based on four separate charging control strategies applied to the public tram system in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland.  ...  This work has been supported through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids (EP/L015471/1).  ... 
doi:10.1109/icdcm45535.2019.9232726 fatcat:mwvm2elbkvhbzprnwjuu3pmcri

Passive Wi-Fi Monitoring in Public Transport: A case study in the Madeira Island [article]

Miguel Ribeiro, Bernardo Galvão, Catia Prandi, Nuno Nunes
2020 arXiv   pre-print
As such, we argue that this data enables route optimization and provides local authorities and tourism boards with a tool to monitor and optimize the management of routes and transportation, identify and  ...  In this paper we present a low-cost infrastructure to collect passive Wi-Fi probes with the aim of monitoring, optimizing and personalizing public transport, towards a more sustainable mobility.  ...  (of metric and case (A) or (B) of every bus trip belonging to a route) for which it performed better.  ... 
arXiv:2006.16083v1 fatcat:6nj2zquqonczlo7qy6l64ogjse

A harmony search algorithm for university course timetabling

Mohammed Azmi Al-Betar, Ahamad Tajudin Khader
2010 Annals of Operations Research  
One of the main challenges for any university administrations is building a timetable for course sessions.  ...  Such a challenge not only relates to how to build a usable timetable but also how to build an optimal timetable at the same time.  ...  computational optimization problems such as structural design (Lee and Geem 2004) , water network design (Geem 2006b) , dam scheduling (Geem 2007b) , school bus routing (Geem 2005) , Sudoku game  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10479-010-0769-z fatcat:fzbwmnle55ec5mohdmw7nv2vq4

Performance measures for public transport accessibility: Learning from international practice

Carey Curtis, Jan Scheurer
2015 Journal of Transport and Land Use  
The Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems (SNAMUTS) tool is employed for analysis of accessibility.  ...  The findings show that the incidence of successful metropolitan public transport systems, as measured by patronage, can be linked to accessibility performance measures of network and service configurations  ...  Acknowledgements This research was funded by ARC Discovery Grant DP110104884, Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems-A Planning Support Tool. 115 Performance measures for public  ... 
doi:10.5198/jtlu.2015.683 fatcat:bbxnmhetpzfy3h6wjjijlcxeoa
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