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Competition, integration, substitution : myths and realities concerning the relationship between high-speed rail and air transport in Europe

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This chapter provides a critical discussion of air to rail mode substitution. Environmental impacts, intermodal competition and integration are considered, examining advantages and disadvantages as well as opportunities and constraints.

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Both operation and life-cycle analysis perspectives show that high-speed rail (HSR) is much ‘greener’ than air transport (per seat-km or per passenger-km) provided that the former achieves high load factors and the ...

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Transport Studies Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Transport Studies Unit
Role:
Author

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Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Host title:
Sustainable Aviation Futures
Volume:
4
Pages:
175-197
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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ISSN:
2044-9941
ISBN:
9781781905951
UUID:
uuid:a137ade1-5b7d-44bc-a10b-1281004b8414
Local pid:
tsu:10027
Deposit date:
2014-11-25

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