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Title: Some approaches to reduce transport time of intermodal services: Smart rail investments
Authors: Vleugel, Jaap
Bal, Frans
Keywords: Rail freighttransport time savingscooperationinfrastructure
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Vleugel , J., Bal, F. (2012) “Some approaches to reduce transport time of intermodal services: Smart rail investments", European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, 52
Series/Report no.: European Transport / Trasporti Europei
Rail intermodal services are an alternative to all-road services if the average transport time offered by these services is at least comparable. One of the determinants of transport time is how well actors in the transport chain cooperate. In this paper it is shown that substantial improvements in rail transport time are possible if these actors improve their cooperation substantially. This goes along with relatively moderate investments (a few million Euros per case). Such investments may then be regarded as a cost-effective alternative for (multi-billion) investments in rail infrastructure. This is particularly relevant in an era where budgets for rail infrastructure are either limited or create an additional burden for already debt-ridden countries.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-3997
Appears in Collections:European Transport / Trasporti Europei (2012) 52

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