The report is based on a survey of the Exeter-Barnstable railway line and shows that feeder-line traffic to an inter-city network can be sufficient to justify its retention. It is shown that revenue generated over the inter-city network as a result of the existence of such feeder-lines is often in excess of the operating loss assigned to the minor route. The study illustrates the dangers of passenger revenue reduction resulting from short-term cost savings being enforced in the form of local rail service closures. Recommendations are made for improvement of rural public transport services by retiming bus services to provide connections with train services. Suggestions are also made concerning the management and planning of a possible coach replacement for the feeder-line should the railway link be closed. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic of Central London, England

    35 Marylebone Road
    London NW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Williams, S R
    • Heels, P
  • Publication Date: 1976-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Discussion Paper 3 Monog Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1981 12:00AM