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Market effects of regional high-speed trains on the Svealand line
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Traffic and Logistics. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, The KTH Railway Group.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3687-7758
2005 (English)In: Journal of Transport Geography, ISSN 0966-6923, E-ISSN 1873-1236, Vol. 13, no 4, 352-361 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When the Svealand line in Sweden opened in 1997, it replaced an older railway line between Eskilstuna and Stockholm (a distance of 115 km). Service on the Svealand line is operated with regional high-speed trains. In a case study of the effects of regional high-speed train services, changes in knowledge, valuations and travel behaviour have been analysed. The Svealand line has sparked an increase in regional rail travel of up to seven times compared to the old railway between Eskilstuna and Stockholm. Additionally, the market share has risen from 6% to 30%. Travelling times are valued highly and motorists, particularly, place great value on the high-speed train mode of transport.

A general conclusion is that regional high-speed train services have had a major impact on the travel market and on travel behaviour. The improved accessibility to Stockholm, in particular, is especially noticeable among residents living close to the railway stations.

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Elsevier, 2005. Vol. 13, no 4, 352-361 p.
Keyword [en]
The Svealand line, High-speed trains, Regional travel, Travel behaviour, Choice of transport mode, Accessibility
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Social and Economic Geography Civil Engineering
Research subject
Järnvägsgruppen - Effektiva tågsystem för persontrafik
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10884DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2004.12.006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-27644484097OAI: diva2:228385

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