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Rush hour staircase bottleneck in the New York City subway

A rush hour (or peak hour, the formal term in traffic parlance) is a part of the day during which traffic congestion on roads and crowding on public transport is worst. Normally, the two rush hour periods while people are travelling to or from work or school. Rush hour may refer to: Rush hour, the two parts of the day with busy traffic caused by commuting Rush Hour (film), a movie that takes place in Los Angeles, California starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1256 KB) Commuter bottleneck after a V train arrives on the Uptown track of the 2nd Avenue Station during rush hour. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1256 KB) Commuter bottleneck after a V train arrives on the Uptown track of the 2nd Avenue Station during rush hour. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 549 KB) Rush hour at Tokyo Station Yamanote Line from Ueno, December 22 2005 ca. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 549 KB) Rush hour at Tokyo Station Yamanote Line from Ueno, December 22 2005 ca. ... Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station Tokyo Station ) is a train station located in the Marunouchi business district of Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district. ... A Yamanote Line E231 series EMU on the left departs with a 205 series on the right Passengers prepare to board a train on the Yamanote Line 205 series 6-door car before the morning rush Display within Yamanote Line car shows next stop and route map. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Bangkok Skytrain. ... Commuters on the New York City Subway during rush hour Rush hour at Shinjuku Station, Yamanote Line Traffic jam Commuting is the process of travelling between a place of residence and a place of work. ...

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Definition

The name is sometimes a misnomer, as the peak period often consists of more than one hour. Typically, rush hour lasts from 6-10 am (0600-1000) and from 3-7 pm (1500-1900) local time. With people travelling places during their lunch time by car too, it is arguable that noon till 2pm (1400) is another, less frantic, rush hour.


The frequency of public transport is usually higher in the rush hour, and in the case of trains, longer ones are often employed. However, the increase in capacity is often less than the number of passengers, due to the limits on available vehicles, staff and, in the case of rail transport, track capacity including platform length. As a result vehicles are more crowded and not everybody has a seat. This may have the effect of making public transport less desirable, therefore pushing more people into cars and making the traffic worse. For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... A railway platform is a section of pathway, alongside rail tracks at a train station, metro station or tram stop, at which passengers may board or alight from trains or trams. ...


Transport demand management, such as road pricing or a congestion charge, is designed to induce people to alter their travel habits so as to minimize congestion. Road pricing is a term that refers to the charging for the use of streets and roads. ... Road pricing is a generic term for charging for the use of roads using direct methods, charging the users of a specific section of the road network for its use. ...


Similarly public transport fares may be higher; this is usually presented as an off-peak discount for single fares, though season tickets or multi-ride tickets, commonly used in rush hours by commuters, are also sold at a discount. Commuting is the process of travelling from a place of residence to a place of work. ...


Traffic management by country

Brazil

In São Paulo, Brazil, each vehicle is assigned a certain day of the week in which they travel the roads during rush hour (7 am to 10 am and 5 pm to 8 pm). The day of the week for each vehicle is derived from the last digit in the licence plate number and the rule is enforced by traffic police and by hundreds of strategically positioned traffic cameras backed by computerized image-recognition systems that issue tickets to offending drivers. This policy is aimed at reducing the number of vehicles on the roads and encouraging the use of buses, subway and the urban train systems. This article is about the city. ...


Colombia

In the pico y placa (peak and license plate) program, officially implemented in Bogotá, drivers of non-commercial automobiles are prevented from driving them during rush hours on certain days of the week. The vehicles barred each day are determined by the last digit of their license plate. The measure is mandatory and those who break it are penalized. The digits banned each day are rotated every year.[1] Motto: Bogotá, 2600 metros más cerca de las estrellas Bogotá, 2600 meters closer to the stars Localities (localidades) of Bogotá Country Department Foundation August 6, 1538 Government  - Mayor Luis Eduardo Garzón, PDA Area  - City 1,587 km²  (612. ...


Netherlands

For trains in the Netherlands there is an off-peak discount available, giving a 40% discount. Its validity starts at 09:00 (until 4:00 the next morning) on weekdays, and all day at weekends and in July and August. In the case of a group of up to four people, all get the discount even if only one has a pass. In finance, discounting is the process of finding the current value of an amount of cash at some future date, and along with compounding cash from the basis of time value of money calculations. ...


Rail passes not requiring an additional ticket come in two versions: for a fixed route, and for the whole network. Both are mainly used by commuters. No off-peak discount version of these passes is offered since there is insufficient demand; commuters usually cannot avoid the rush hour.


United Kingdom

In London, Peak Day Travelcards allow travel at all hours that day. Off-peak Day Travelcards are 20-50% cheaper, but are only valid for travel after 9:30am and on weekends. This is an attempt to discourage travel on the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, buses, and trams during the crowded weekday morning peak. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... London Transport Portal The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a light rail system serving the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England. ...


In Manchester, the Metrolink light rail system offers single, return and 'Metromax' daysaver tickets at a reduced price when they are purchased after 9:30am. This incentive is designed to lure passengers into avoiding the daily crowded conditions at Metrolink stations during rush-hour. This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... A Metrolink tram in Manchester city centre. ...


For Young Persons Railcard holders, the offer of one-third off ticket prices is only valid after 10:00 (unless you pay a minimum fare), or at weekends. This restriction is lifted in July and August, the main summer holiday season.[2] Pre-APTIS version of the Railcard, issued in 1985; the design had been largely unchanged since the Railcard was introduced. ...


For other Railcards, various other restrictions apply; for example, the Family Railcard and Network Railcard cannot be used for peak journeys within London and south-east England.[3] In addition to the large number and variety of short-term or localised promotional fares that have been available on the British railway network in recent decades (especially since privatisation), there are many permanent concessionary fare schemes available to passengers. ... In addition to the large number and variety of short-term or localised promotional fares that have been available on the British railway network in recent decades (especially since privatisation), there are many permanent concessionary fare schemes available to passengers. ... The Network Railcard is a discount pass introduced in 1986 by British Rail, upon the creation of their Network SouthEast area around London, England. ...


United States

Efforts to manage transportation demand during rush hour periods vary by state and by metropolitan area. In California, many freeways have designated lanes that become HOV only during rush hour periods, while being open to all vehicles at all other times. Transportation officials in Colorado and Minnesota have added value pricing to some urban freeways around Denver and the Twin Cities, charging motorists a higher toll during peak periods. Railroad Operators serving New York City often charge riders a higher fare for travel during the morning and evening rush hour. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Freeways may refer to: the plural of freeway the 1977 Freeways album by Bachman-Turner Overdrive This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A permanent, separated high-occupancy vehicle lane on I-91 in Connecticut A high occupancy vehicle (or HOV) is any vehicle with a driver and one or more (or sometimes two or more, or three or more) passengers. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Road pricing is a generic term for charging for the use of roads using direct methods, charging the users of a specific section of the road network for its use. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Metro-North (officially MTA Metro-North Railroad) is a suburban commuter railroad running service from New York City to the northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


See also

For the 1996 film, see Carpool (film). ... A permanent, separated high-occupancy vehicle lane on I-91 in Connecticut A high occupancy vehicle (or HOV) is any vehicle with a driver and one or more (or sometimes two or more, or three or more) passengers. ... Road traffic control involves directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic around a construction zone, accident or other road disruption, thus ensuring the safety of emergency response teams, construction workers and the general public. ... Traffic waves, also called stop waves or traffic shocks, are travelling disturbances in the distribution of cars on a highway. ...

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