This is the first of two studies of rail passenger services in the Canadian Corridor extending from Quebec City to Windsor done for possible review by the Canadian Transport Commission and to assist in planning the future of passenger transportation facilities in the region. The report makes a comprehensive examination of cost, revenues and losses incurred by the system during the 1972-1977 period and attempts to relate these to passenger traffic load factors and other parameters to gain some insight into the relative efficiency of the system as a whole and of the individual services. The three chapters; Analysis of Key Operating Parameters by Service which considers traffic and financial data for the corridor as well as comparisons of the various factors for major services; Effect of Train Size, Equipment Type and Load Factor upon Seat-Mile and Passenger-Mile Costs which relates these factors to the actual equipment used; Detailed Breakdown of Costs which shows relative importance of major cost components and their trends over time. The study focuses on the supply side and does not consider interaction of service quality, speed, frequency and fares upon passenger demand.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Transport Commission

    Research Division, 275 Slater Street
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N9,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Partridge, R S
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 40-79-03
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM