RAIL DEVELOPMENT IN THE UK - WHERE IS IT HEADING?
The demand for railway passenger services is driven by a wide range of factors, although the general level of economic activity, and employment in the central areas of major cities are key. Britain's Train Operating Companies have a wide range of services with different characteristics, including mass transit, commuter, airport link, inter-regional and InterCity, and these respond in different ways to the demand drivers. However, also important are the corporate philosophies of the companies themselves, which drive their attitude to service development, customer service, risk, and technology. These, combined with wider economic conditions, will drive the future of rail development in the UK, a future which looks bright at present. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD E104486.
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- Harris, N G
- Publication Date: 1998
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Airports; Attitudes; Carriers; Conferences; Demand; Economics; Intercity transportation; Public transit; Railroad transportation; Regions; Risk taking; Technology; Urban areas; Work trips
- Uncontrolled Terms: Centre
- Geographic Terms: United Kingdom
- ITRD Terms: 1037: Airport; 2267: Attitude (psychol); 6401: Centre; 8525: Conference; 285: Demand (econ); 255: Economics; 388: Inter urban; 621: Journey to work; 744: Public transport; 1173: Rail bound transport; 378: Region; 2259: Risk taking; 3855: Technology; 274: Transport operator; 8119: United Kingdom; 313: Urban area
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Economics; Public Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00790312
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
- ISBN: 0-7008-0658-X
- Files: ITRD
- Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM