A method for the rationalisation of a suburban railway network

Smith P.N. and Taylor C.J. (1994) A method for the rationalisation of a suburban railway network. Transportation Research Part A, 28 2: 93-107. doi:10.1016/0965-8564(94)90031-0


Author Smith P.N.
Taylor C.J.
Title A method for the rationalisation of a suburban railway network
Journal name Transportation Research Part A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0965-8564
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0965-8564(94)90031-0
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 28
Issue 2
Start page 93
End page 107
Total pages 15
Subject 1803 Management Science and Operations Research
2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
3313 Transportation
2300 Environmental Science
1900 Earth and Planetary Sciences
Abstract A multiobjective evaluation method (linear additive weighting) is used to assess the performance of stations comprising the suburban railway network of Brisbane, Australia. A multidimensional view of station performance is taken which includes such criteria as catchment population, proximity of magnets (shopping centres, schools, etc.), bus/rail interchanges, proximity to adjacent stations, etc., in addition to the more commonly adopted economic criteria. Performance is examined from the perspective of the operators (Queensland Railways) and the users of the system. The worst-performing stations are selected as prima facie candidates for reduction of services (e.g., by limitation of services to peak periods or factory shift times) or even complete removal from the suburban railway system. Some tentative conclusions are drawn regarding criteria which appear to differentiate most strongly between the best- and worst- performing stations.
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