Integrating urban public bus with LRT: Case of Leghar station.

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Addis Ababa University


In the last two or three decades an outstanding large increase in traffic congestion, air pollution, pressure on the infrastructure and passengers volumes has occurred. Having a well-designed public transport network that works individually without any coordination with the other modes of public transport was found not to be sufficient. In such a situation providing a door to door trip between all pairs of origins and destinations is neither applicable nor cost-effective. On the other hand transfer time is the waiting time penalty encountered by passengers at a transfer stop or terminal while changing between modes of public transport lines. The higher the transfer time the higher the passengers inconvenience and the lower the ridership rates. The lack of properly planned urban transport in Addis Ababa is manifested through the low degree of efficiency of urban mobility that is now observed in almost all of the city’s centre, sub-centers and other major traffic corridors. As case study Identifying transport problems and integration challenges of Addis Ababa transport is main concern. . Thus, as part of research methodology, this paper tries to explore integrated LRT transportation with Anbessa city bus. The objective of this research is to develop a scheduling model for operational integration of LRT services and ANBESSA buses in case of leghar station. Generally, the research I am going to carry out will clearly show the synchronized scheduling of Anbessa city bus and the newly built LRT with operational integration considering waiting time for the case of Leghar station.



urban public bus, Leghar station, LRT, integration