PASSENGER BUSINESS PLANNING OF INTER-CITY SERVICES: 1

When railways had a monopoly of long-distance travel, the concern was production of service, rather than commercial exploitation. Business planning on British Rail has produced a long-term strategy for intercity passenger services. Attention has been given to the period 5 to 15 years ahead where major capital investment would be required. Assessment must face opportunities in the market in face of competing modes. Also traffic generation and transfer from other modes must be understood. While there are irrationalities, it has been possible to develop mathematical models that establish the value of time against advantages such as comfort, safety and reliability. Speed and frequency of service are of greatest significance.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Smith, J G
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 440-42
  • Serial:
    • MODERN RAILWAYS
    • Volume: 32
    • Issue Number: 326
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM