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Training courses for those delivering bus infrastructure

 

delivery bus infrastructureIn today’s world, consultancies and councils tend to have ‘generic’ design departments – ones that design a football stadium one month, a shopping centre the next and a bus station the following month. Unfortunately, there are rarely staff specialised in any one project, and any that were, have normally retired or been relocated.

 

This means that the majority of bus interchanges, stops, park and ride schemes etc. are conceived and designed by staff who have not had practical experience of the bus industry.

 

This results in bus infrastructure that’s almost right – but not quite. The ‘almost’ means minor issues being introduced into the design that increases dwell time, decreases safety or reduces passenger convenience.

delivering bus infrastructure trainingDelta Bus Consultancy provides training courses for those who are neither experts in bus infrastructure nor had experience of running bus services.

 

Our courses provide you with enough understanding of the bus industry to design interchanges, stops, bus priority schemes and park and ride facilities without creating fundamental issues.

 

If you have to design any kind of bus infrastructure, why not take one of our courses first. Your project will be more successful after the course than before it.

Features of our courses

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The small class sizes allow the course to be tailored to meet the objectives and experience of the delegates. They also encourage debate and challenge conventional thinking.

bus infrasturcture course

 

There aren’t any text books on bus infrastructure design and the few guidance documents that exist are mostly derived from Transport for London (TfL) documents.
All of our course examples, photos and videos have come from personal experience and real life scenarios, either during construction of interchanges or whilst operating services.

bus infrasturcture course

 

We don’t tell you what design features to use. We’ll explain which design features work better than others, why they’re good or bad and how they enhance or degrade service operations.
Once delegates know these criteria, they can apply them to resolve their own particular infrastructure design issues.

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Feedback from previous courses shows that most delegates found that the exercises critiquing existing interchanges and stops, were the most valuable parts of the course.

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Frequent breaks allow exercises to be completed without strict time constraints. Delegates also use this opportunity to clarify any aspects of the course that may not be clear.

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Delegates learn as much from the group exercises as they do from the lectures. Group exercises encourage lateral thinking and reinforcement of parts of the course by other delegates.
We encourage delegates to form groups from other companies on the course, which encourages co-operation and sharing of ideas.

New Courses for 2019

PTRC Course Delta Bus Consultancy Courses
1 Day
½ Day
Client’s Venue yes
PTRC Venue
Price £346
per delegate
From £150
per delegate*
From £150
per delegate*
From £150
per delegate*

 

*Prices based on 1 day course at Client’s venue. Min course price is for 5 delegates.
5-6 delegates – £220 ea
7-10 delegates – £190 ea
10+ – £150 ea
Please enquire for special offers and ½ day and 1½ day courses.

On street interchangeDelta Bus Consultancy is now in its fourth year of running training courses for the PTRC – the training arm of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT)

 

Our initial course ‘Designing for Buses in the Urban Environment’ has been so well received by Councillors, architects, engineers, operators and property developers that we can now offer a range of courses for 2019.

 

Our objective remains – to ensure that delegates learn something new from the course – however experienced they are. To date, we have always achieved this.

 

We achieve this by providing training in a different way to conventional courses.

 

 

  • The courses are not too intense and are tailored on the day to cater for delegates’ abilities and expertise.
  • Almost all of the material is derived from experience within the bus industry, either project managing the planning and construction of bus stations and stops, operating rural and urban bus services, driving buses on service, and helping operators remain compliant with all transport legislation.
  • We provide actual examples of situations rather than theoretical scenarios and explain why something will or will not work and how it will affect operations and journey times.
  • We share our experience of designing successes and failures and tactfully share experiences of other organisations’ not-so-successful projects.
  • We’ll show you actual footage – videos and pictures from the driver’s cab – so that you can appreciate what issues drivers, passengers and bus operators have when dealing with poorly designed infrastructure.
  • Throughout the course, you’ll be given drawings of bus infrastructure that has either been proposed or implemented. You can then review and discuss strengths and weaknesses of these designs on an individual or team basis.