Bus trips for UK displayed. Cities with noticeable night services are London, Manchester and Edinburgh. Around 4:30am, other major cities bus services start to operate progressively. At about 6:30am, smaller cities bus transport also starts to operate. The am peak is at 8am when around 30000 bus trips are operating in the region. The service then decays not noticeably until about 9am and then is sustained until the pm peak starts around 3pm. The pm peak occurs at about 4pm, and then onwards the service level decreases.
This movie has been generated using OpenGL. Vehicle trajectories in the animation use straight lines between stops. Waiting time in a public transport stop is defined in the dataset and so is also taken into account in the animation.
The Simulacra team and particularly Duncan Smith have given very valuable advice to improve all visualisations.
Original blog post here: