An essential feature of inter-city public transport services is the need for effective interchanges at the city terminals. The origins and destinations of passengers within the city conurbation are frequently widely dispersed and hence efficent interconnexion with public and private road transport, suburban rail systems and, in the case of onward journeys, other inter-city modes of travel, is essential if the full advantages of fast inter-city transport are to be achieved. Air transport presents a further complication in view of the link required between the airport and the city which it serves. The Paper discusses the forms of urban links which are required to and from rail terminals and airports. In respect of rail terminals it is suggested that personal car travel to and from the terminals should be minimized by a policy of restraint, encouragement being given to the passenger to use public transport facilities. In respect of airports, the conclusion reached is that highspeed rail transit links can overcome to some extent the disadvantages of remote airports in terms of travel time, but in addition to any such link, it is essential for good road access to be available at all stages in an airport's development.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Articles from Transportation Engineering 1972, Proceedings of the conference organized by the Institution of Civil Engineers in London, 18-21 April 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Civil Engineers

    One Great George Street, Westminster
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1P 3AA
  • Authors:
    • PAYNE, N J
    • Dennington, D
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00057569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM