THE DEMAND FOR INTERCITY RAIL TRAVEL: A COMPARISON OF THE BRITISH AND AMERICAN EXPERIENCES

This study examined reasons British Railways maintained a dominant share of intercity passenger markets while U.S. railways experienced drastic declines, even in the Northeast Corridor with demographic, economic and geographic factors like those in Britain. Statistical analysis suggests that demands for intercity rail journeys in the U.S. Northeast Corridor and Great Britain respond to similar influences in approximately the same degree. When speed, cost, comfort and convenience of train travel in the Northeast Corridor attain the level already existing in Britain, this paradox may be resolved.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Sloss, J
    • KNEAFSEY, J T
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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  • Accession Number: 00152664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM