Consumer Benefits and Demand Impacts of Regular Train Timetables

This article reports on a study that investigated the consumer benefits and demand impacts of regular train timetables. The authors considered whether rail travelers receive benefits from regular timetables, over and above improved frequency. A stated preference (SP) exercise amongst rail travelers was conducted to estimate these benefits. The authors used the results to enhance a rail demand model which in turn has been used to forecast the effect on demand of more regular timetables for a range of situations. The authors conclude that, not surprisingly, the demand impacts are generally relatively small, although they would be welcome additional benefits in the evaluation of a regular timetable. They stress that there remains an urgent need to determine through closely monitoring the effect on demand of the actual introduction of regular timetables.

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  • Authors:
    • Wardman, Mark
    • Shires, Jeremy
    • Lythgoe, William
    • Tyler, Jonathan
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01003046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2005 12:07PM