The article summarises a paper presented to the Institute of Highway Engineers in December 1983 at a conference on transportation in the conurbations. Guiding principles for establishing a successful interchange are outlined. The author suggests that both road and rail transport have developed more quickly in the UK than the interchanges between them. The M25 motorway is given as an example to show how such interchanges are not considered at the planning stage - there are no interchange stations where the motorway cuts several main railway lines. Usually the different parties involved in interchange projects use different assessment criteria, cost sharing is contentious and there is no established focus of responsibility for developing such schemes. It is suggested that the level of contribution should depend upon the relative benefits in increased fare revenue gained by the different parties. Outside metropolitan counties the county surveyor should give a much higher priority to the development of interchange. Any future reorganisation of transport in the metropolitan counties should make clear who is responsible for promoting interchange. (TRRL)

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Prideaux, J D
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 142-143
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue Number: 426
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387591
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM