Comment 70502

By Fred Street (anonymous) | Posted October 12, 2011 at 15:15:27 in reply to Comment 70434

Page 13 of IBI Group's March 2010 HSR Operational Review notes that "On a system-wide basis, the average load (bus occupancy) for all buses in the afternoon peak period (3PM-7PM) was 12 people per bus, which is well below the HSR's loading guideline of 53 people. However, there are several routes where 10% or more of the buses are operating over capacity on some segment of the route during the peak period. These include King, Barton, University, Cannon, the B-Line, Upper Wentworth and Mohawk." (Page 13 also contains this tidbit: "On a system-wide basis, HSR's average speed is 18.7km/hr, which is below both the national average and HSR's peer group.")

From Page 14 of the same report: "Fifty per cent (50%) of HSR's ridership comes from the top five routes which are primarily lower east-west services."

Greater detail on the ridership and capacity crunch can be found on page 53's service load chart:

Route / Boardings / Average Load / % of Buses > Capacity In Highest Peak

01 KING / 4,506 / 15.0 / 12.5%
02 BARTON / 3,461 / 16.2 / 16.67%
03 CANNON / 1,056 / 15.1 / 50.0%
10 B-LINE EXPRESS / 2,844 / 13.8 / 11.11%
25 U. WENTWORTH / 1,639 / 16.7 / 20.0%
41 MOHAWK / 1,599 / 16.3 / 50.0%
51 UNIVERSITY / 2,342 / 20.6 / 15.38%

SYSTEM-WIDE / 33,796 / 12.1 / 7.77%

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