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Integration of public transport has recently
become recognised as a key factor in encouraging more people to
Different means of transport work best for different parts of
a journey but the interchange between them must be no deterrent
to the passenger, and all the links of the chain must be working.
- You do not start a journey
by public transport if you cannot complete it.
- You do not complete a journey
by public transport if you cannot start it.
Each proposed tram service will integrate
with the following other modes
OTHER TRAM SERVICES
The City Centre Circle allows easy interchange
from one tram service to another, thus increasing the number
of potential destinations easily available from each tram stop.
Tram tickets must be valid for a the whole journey.
A six to seven minute peak service should make the provision
of tram stop information unnecessary - If you can't see the tram you have just missed, you
should be seeing the one you can catch before you have time to
read the timetable.
Buses which circulate in the suburbs will
not need to become involved in city centre congestion, they can
deliver their passengers to the nearest tram stop. The frequent
tram service means the minimum waiting time and it may even be
possible to synchronise the arrivals of the buses and trams in
the same way as is done in Germany.
A through ticket, with suitable apportioning of the fare, should
be available. Co-operation will benefit both the bus and the
Through-ticketing is of less importance
with train-tram interchange but running a service which allows
passengers to get to and from the railway station at most hours
of the day and night is vitally important. Although late-night
tram services may not, in themselves, be profitable, they will
encourage passengers to use them for the return journey which
will make for increased profitability for the operator and a
feeling of greater reliability for the passenger.
PARK + RIDE
By giving a fast and frequent service to the P+R sites during
long operating hours, the tramway will encourage better use of
these sites. The integration of tram services throughout the
city with easy interchange will allow drivers who may not be
just going to the city centre to make use of P+R.
The City Centre Circle connects the Coach
Park at Avon Street with all parts of the city. Operating hours
are important with coaches in the same way as with trains.
More about timetables?
More about how fares are calculated?
More about routes?