Short haul rail freight services

Serviços de carga ferroviária de curta distância

This paper aims to demonstrate that short haul rail freight services could be tenable and would present market opportunities which conventional wisdom has dismissed. A desk top analysis and case study research unveiling the current situation in the UK have been conducted that concluded that there could be benefits to rail freight companies and train operators/owners if they provide short distance rail freight services for regular operations, short notice and spot traffic categories. The paper also touches briefly upon existing classes of models for supporting managerial decisions for rail freight questioning the fact that up-to-date models and methods are required to help railway freight operators improve their operational efficiency. At the end the paper draws conclusions and identifies avenues for further research.


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  • Accession Number: 01493781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2013 1:10AM