THE FUTURE OF LONG DISTANCE PASSENGER TRANSPORT IN EUROPE. FINAL REPORT OF THE OECD STUDY OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF EUROPEAN (INTERCITY) PASSENGER TRANSPORT (COST 33)

DIE ZUKUNFT DES EUROPAEISCHEN PERSONENFERNVERKEHRS. SCHLUSSBERICHT DER OECD-STUDIE FUER DIE ANFORDERUNGEN DES EUROPAEISCHEN (INTERCITY) PERSONENVERKEHRS--COST 33)

Research has been carried out for west and south Europe in order to develop a transportation/political decision model for the requirements of long distance passenger transport up to 2000 ad. The inter-zonal transport of persons was estimated for 109 zones, differentiated according to business-, holiday-, and domestic short journey traffic. Transportation means included were rail, car, bus and air. Four transportation/political strategies are investigated: a status quo strategy, a strategy of the affected alternatives offered (qualitative improvement especially of the rail network, if necessary by introducing high performance rapid rail systems), the strategy of the affected requirements and of the planned requirements (changes to land area usage). The positive and negative effects arising for the user, for those managing transport establishments, and for the general public, are calculated for each strategy. As a conclusion it is shown that the four strategies do not show significant differences with respect to the total number of journeys. In particular the modal split varies. Also no clear differences between strategies with respect to use-cost-relation can be established. In addition to the internal system effects, the investigation takes into account the effects on energy, attainment of objective and environmental impact. External effects are however considered exclusively in physical terms.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tetzlaff Verlag GmbH

    Havelstrosse 9, Postfach 4006
    D-6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Publication Date: 1977-11-12

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00194870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM