TITLE

Reviewing Feeder Services Holiday Bus Logistics

AUTHOR(S)
Errey, Stephen
PUB. DATE
December 2000
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2000, Vol. 2 Issue 10, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article applies business logistics principles in a case study on bus feeder systems used in Great Britain. This article focused on the problems encountered by the Shearings Holidays, the coach-holiday operator, when it decided to review the system of feeder services which carry customers to and from the interchanges at which each holiday tour starts and finishes. The main purpose of the project was to reduce the imbalance between the number of coaches needed to operate the feeders and the number needed to operate the tours with more feeder coaches than tour coaches needed on most days. As part of the project, a number of alternative approaches were costed and considered, including the use of six-seater vehicles, the effect of making no alternative provision where pick-up points were withdrawn, and the use of incentives to persuade customers to use key pick-up locations.
ACCESSION #
11782248

 

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