HIGH-SPEED RAILWAY AND THE EUROPEAN PERIPHERIES - OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES


BLUM U., GERCEK H., VIEGAS J.

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE, vol.26, no.2, pp.211-221, 1992 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0965-8564(92)90015-y
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-221

Abstract

The analysis covers the organization of economic activities and how the supply of transportation systems influences the definition of markets. From a spatial perspective, competition and collusion in a high-speed railway (HSR) based network are examined at three levels: (a) the chain of regions served; (b) the chain of cities (railway stations) served; (c) the (chain of) transportation modes involved. Finally, the theoretical part of the analysis looks at the strategic importance of a sequential implementation of network links. The empirical part addresses three cases of peripheries with distinctly different characteristics. It shows that the arguments developed in the first part provide a solid approach to solve the problems leading to different configurations of the recommended system.