AIR TRANSPORT AND THE RAILWAYS IN EUROPE. COMPETING OR COMPLEMENTARY TRANSPORT MODES?
EUROPAEISCHER LUFTVERKEHR UND EISENBAHN. KONKURRIERENDE ODER KOMPLEMENTAERE VERKEHRSTRAEGER?
The author discusses: The areas specific to each transport mode: business and long-distance travel for air carriers and travel over distances of 200 to 500 km for rail transport; the criteria that are important for travellers: safety, frequency, punctuality and speed. He compares the two modes from these points of view, envisages progress that could be made, concludes that they are complementary, apart from a marginal area where both compete for passengers, and hopes that they can develop without being distorted by competition.
- Hermsen, W
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: p. 19-37
- Volume: 24
- Issue Number: 1-2
- TRT Terms: Air transportation; Airlines; Business trips; Competition; High speed rail; Intercity transportation; Level of service; Mode choice; Passenger transportation; Passengers; Railroad transportation; Railroads; Safety; Transportation modes; Travel demand
- Geographic Terms: Europe
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00169971
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM