Between London and Sheffield, the M1 and the A1(M) motorways run in parallel with the Midland Mainline railway (MML), connecting many major towns and cities. The question of whether the MML should be electrified has been discussed for several years now, while at the same time there are proposals to widen the M1 in the face of the forecast growth in traffic. This paper discusses a study commissioned by the Department of Transport to assess crossmode elasticities in this corridor, and to estimate how much traffic might switch from road to rail if the MML was upgraded. Stated Preference surveys with drivers in the corridor were carried out, and the results used in an enhanced version of the Department's Motorway User Model to estimate diversions. COBA was used to evaluate the decongestion benefits to the remaining road users. For the covering abstract see IRRD 880168.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 9-14

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  • Accession Number: 00724193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-283-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM