THE PLACE OF AIR, RAIL AND ROAD IN INTER-CITY TRANSPORT

Existing roads, railways and air services in the UK are considered in terms of their reflection of policies of continuity with change in regard to inter-city networks of transport facilities. The interface between inter-city and intra-city transport systems is seen to present complex situations which require evaluation in technological, sociological and environmental terms. Factors affecting the choice of mode of transport by inter-city passengers are defined in general terms. The inter-relations of the valuation of passenger time and modal split is shown by results from surveys within the UK. The need for clearly established hierarchies is a critical common factor with roads, rail and air services to facilitate their comprehensive planning and operation. It is argued that the continual development of the three sectors should reflect their different levels of potential as inter-city services and the benefits to industry from construction, production and marketing. A discussion of the paper is included. The covering abstract of the conference proceedings is IRRD Abstract No. 208753 /TRRL

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    Transportation Engineering 1972

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  • Authors:
    • WILLIAMS, TEH
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00262696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM