Making Regional Railroads More Attractive: Research Studies in Germany and Patronage Characteristics

This paper summarizes current research on regional rail passenger service in Germany. The aim was to help rail operators, municipalities along the rail lines, and transportation planners identify the most effective strategies for improving rail service and patronage. The paper outlines study contents and purpose and then summarizes the most important findings. It also presents action and research recommendations. In addition, current rail developments in Germany and methods for increasing patronage and reducing costs with special focus on the separation of infrastructure and operations are described. Lastly, patronage data for different rail segments is compared to help determine whether improvement measures should be applied and what impacts they could have on patronage.


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  • Accession Number: 01050477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 30 2007 11:50AM