The principles for the development of an attractive mobility service are about building a network that increases the travel options for residents in the region. By turning our attention from individual lines and different modes of transport to a network with high frequencies and great flexibility, we will provide a better and better service to many more people, and increase the market shares for public transport, cycling and walking.
The Ruter network is built so that customers can easily reach their destination regardless of the mode of transport and even if they must make transfers. The main lines in the transport network should have high frequencies and high capacities. Local lines must support these with good connections and ensure good geographic coverage in the rest of the area. Flexible transport-on-demand lines complement the ordinary service. Good infrastructure for cycling and walking to stops and hubs strengthens the network and contributes to an increased market potential for the development of the service.
High frequency provides increased attractiveness
With ten-minute frequencies, there is less of a need to use a timetableHigh frequencies give travellers more freedom to choose when they want to travel and simplifies the planning of the journey. With ten-minute frequencies, there is less of a need to use a timetable and check connections, and this reduces the perceived and actual wait times. In turn, this reduces the total journey time and increases the competitiveness with other modes of transport.