THE POLYBUS SYSTEM IN BRIEF
POLYBUS is designed to COMPLEMENT other transport
modes, acting as a feeder to trains, buses, ferries and airports.
Operating over 24 hours a day it provides a real public transport
alternative to the private car for those private car journeys
which are below seven miles and promotes the increased use of
trains, buses and taxis for longer and less frequent journeys
by making it easy to leave the car at home knowing that safe and
convenient transport is available at whatever time when one returns.
In the long run, when POLYBUS is operational
in all towns, to make a long journey by public transport will
be cheaper, quicker, more comfortable, nearly as seamless and
need as little preparation as with a private car. Our analysis
shows that train, bus and taxi use will increase as car users
leave their vehicles at home and make their onward and return
journeys by the most convenient form of public transport, not
A Prototype vehicle has been developed and road
trials successfully carried out to establish credibility. Further
development is planned to make the system easy to use by new and
established bus or taxi companies. The technology use on POLYBUS
is well established and fully reliable under the relatively benign
environment required by the passengers and drivers.
A pilot scheme of 20 vehicles is planned and
European, UK Government, Local Authority, Transport operators
and private investors are being approached to form a partnership
to implement the pilot scheme at a venue yet to be chosen.
We, the POLYBUS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES, will
welcome any support, financial or otherwise which will help to
bring the system into effect as soon as possible.