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The Age of the Train?

Nash, C.A. (1991) The Age of the Train? Working Paper. Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds , Leeds, UK.

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Abstract

The lecture will contrast the situation ten years ago (when BR was using the advertising slogan "This is the Age of the Train") with that now. Ten years ago, BR was suffering from a prolonged lack of investment and widespread rail closures were seen as inevitable. Today, BR has enjoyed a decade in which passenger traffic has risen, services improved and investment risen to high levels. Despite the difficulties caused by the recession, plans are being made for a continuing high level of investment in rail and light rail services in the 1990's. The paper will consider whether, in the light of growing environmental concerns and increased rail traffic, this is really the `Age of the Train'. It will draw extensively on research undertaken at Leeds in the last ten years, and will also consider policy changes needed for rail to play its full part in the transport policy of the future.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright of the Institute of Transport Studies, University Of Leeds
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: 11 May 2007
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 16:16
Published Version: http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/
Status: Published
Publisher: Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Identification Number: Working Paper 340
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2225

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