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Scheduled Services Overview

Podaris' services tools allow you to plan scheduled services for traditional transit routes that follow predefined stopping patterns.

What are scheduled services?

Scheduled services tools are designed to help you plan timetabled routes for either fixed infrastructure or road-based systems. In the case of the former (e.g. rail, metro or hyperloop networks), the process will involve drawing proposed routes with Podaris:Plan’s parametric modelling tools.

For road-based systems, like bus routes, new routes will snap to existing roads. Podaris will find the most optimal path and calculate the runtime based on historical traffic speeds.

Routes can also be calculated by following a set of manually defined coordinates.

Route drawing in Podaris:Plan

What can I do with the services tool?

  • Define and understand:
    • Service timetables
    • Vehicle specifications
    • Transport agency details
  • Explore the effect of changes to a service based on:
    • Fleet size
    • Frequency of the service
    • Exact departure times

Podaris makes calculations based on these changes automatically and presents key metrics for each route as an interactive graph.

Changing the route's frequency

Importing Services

Existing services can be imported into Podaris through formats like GTFS, where you can begin editing and analysing them immediately.

If you require assistance working with external networks please contact support.