This paper examines the application of high speed ground transport systems as a possible access mode to a range of regional airport sizes. Based on the access origin-destination data collected over the last five years at British airports, a modal split analysis is made and related to the main access features of regional airports which are the dispersion of origins and destinations around the airport, the extent of urbanisation and the proximity of airports to high speed road systems. Possible options for handling the increasing traffic at British airports include that of decentralising traffic from London. This scenario is examined for the feasibility of introducing available or developing high speed segregated access modes, using generalised cost functions for modal split analysis. It is found that only for traffic in excess of 3 million passengers per annum is such a strategy attractive. Below this figure, the airport bus, using the existing regional motorway system, is more economic and flexible. Under either system, however, the predominance of the private car is expected to remain.

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    International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems

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    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Ashford, N
    • McGinity, P
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Accession Number: 00097723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM