Let's jump right in with the frequency window view of a line in Remix.
Each row in the table above is called a frequency window. For each window,
- From - Indicates the start of that frequency window.
- To - Indicates the end of that frequency window.
- Every - or headway, indicates the frequency of the trips in that frequency window.
For the example in the first row pictured above, the first trip of the window will start at 5:30. Then, 35 minutes later, at 6:15; the second trip will begin.
- Runtime (A) - Indicates the average duration of roundtrips (Inbound + Outbound) in this window. Note that the “(A)” tells us that the runtime shown is for the main pattern of the line (pattern A).
- Layover - Indicates the minimum break the bus must have between trips. It is the minimum time spent at the start/end point of the route before starting the next trip. Contrary to the rest of the fields seen in the frequency window, the layover is defined in settings (click the ⚙️ icon to access settings). Please note: Settings can be adjusted at the project or line level.
- Speed - Indicates the average speed for the trips in that window. It is directly linked to the runtime; if you increase the runtime the speed will decrease and vice versa.
- Vehicles - Indicates the minimum number of vehicles needed to cover the frequency in that window. Want to learn more about how we calculate this number? Check out this article.
- Utilization - It gives a sense of how much time the buses are being used in commercial trips (or revenue service). It is not related with the passenger load. Want to learn more about how it is calculated? Check out this article.
For this next section, we will focus on directions and patterns
Pictured below is the direction and pattern picker. The "A" indicates the pattern that is in view and the direction that is marked with the lighter/brighter hue indicates which direction is currently being shown on the map.
- Inbound - This is how Remix calls direction 1 of the line
- Outbound - This is how Remix calls direction 2 of the line.
Pro Tip: The text for the directions is editable. If you would like to edit this text, simply click on the direction term and type in your preferred term(s).
- Pattern - these are route variations, which may include a unique route branch, loop, or short turn. Also sometimes referred to as "non-trunk service"