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Consumer Benefits and Demand Impacts of Regular Train Timetables

Wardman, M.R., Shires, J.D., Lythgoe, W.F. and Tyler, J. (2004) Consumer Benefits and Demand Impacts of Regular Train Timetables. International Journal of Transport Management, 2 (1). pp. 27-37. ISSN 1471-4051

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This paper reports novel research into the benefits that rail travellers receive from more regular features of timetables over and above any benefits of improved frequency. A Stated Preference (SP) exercise amongst rail travellers was conducted to estimate these benefits and the generally plausible results have been used 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. Not surprisingly, the demand impacts are generally relatively small, although they would be welcome additional benefits in the evaluation of a regular timetable.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2006 Elsevier Inc. Uploaded in accordance with the self-archiving policy of the copyright holders. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in 'International Journal of Transport Management'.
Keywords: Railways, Regular Timetables, Passenger Benefits, Stated Preference
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2014 08:15
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijtm.2004.04.002
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.ijtm.2004.04.002
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2033

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