Courses for timetabling and scheduling are vital

QV Associates has updated its well-established courses on the planning of bus timetables, and the scheduling of buses and drivers so as to focus on the current financial and organisational issues facing the industry.

Planning and scheduling are sometimes treated as mere technical skills – but they’re actually an essential part of bus operations and every serious professional ought to have a good understanding of them, irrespective of whether they work for a bus operator or a local authority.

The courses are residential, based at a hotel in Birmingham, and run from Tuesday lunchtime to Friday lunchtime to allow time for travelling to and from the venue.

The next Introduction to Bus and Crew Scheduling course will be held on 8-11 November, concentrating on the principles of cost-effective driver and vehicle schedules.

The next Route and Timetable Planning course will be held on 22-25 November, but there are very few places left. This covers the understanding of passenger demand in order to design efficient commercial networks. Subsequent courses will begin in March 2017.

You can book and receive more details by e-mailing QV Associates at