Interchange in the UK



Interchange in the UK

Authors

BUCHANAN M and NEVELL J, Colin Buchanan and Partners, UK

Description

1.1 Easy, convenient interehange is perhaps one ofthe most obvious characteristics to look for in an integrated transport system. This paper, based on a report ~ prepared for the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR), explores the ex

Abstract

1.1 Easy, convenient interehange is perhaps one ofthe most obvious characteristics to look for in an integrated transport system. This paper, based on a report ~ prepared for the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR), explores the extent and significance of interchange within the UK's transport systems and draws conclusions as to how improvements might contribute to a more integrated transport policy.

1.2 People make interchanges because:

* there is no direct, convenient through service or route for the journey they wish to make

* they wish to take advantage of the superior speed, comfort or convenience of a particular mode of transport for part of the journey.

These two different reasons for interchange underlie the fundamental dichotomy over it.

One the one hand interchange is an inconvenience inflicted on passengers by network configurations, service timetables or other matters. On the other hand it is an opportunity which passengers willingly use in order to reduce their travel costs/times.

Publisher

Association for European Transport