Accessibility impact of proposed Australian high speed rail

Nepal, Kali Prasad and Ghofrani, Zahra 2015, Accessibility impact of proposed Australian high speed rail, in TRB 2015 : Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2015, Transportation Research Board, [Washington D.C.], pp. 1-15.

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Title Accessibility impact of proposed Australian high speed rail
Author(s) Nepal, Kali PrasadORCID iD for Nepal, Kali Prasad
Ghofrani, Zahra
Conference name Transportation Research Board. Annual Meeting (94th : 2015 : Washington D.C.)
Conference location Washington D.C.
Conference dates 11-14 Jan. 2015
Title of proceedings TRB 2015 : Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2015
Publication date 2015
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Publisher Transportation Research Board
Place of publication [Washington D.C.]
Keyword(s) high speed rail
regional accessibility indicators
Summary High speed rail (also commonly known as HSR) is highly regarded as one of the most significant innovation for mass passenger transportation to travellers willing to pay for reduced travel impediments (shorter travel time, convenience, safety, security, comfort, reliability, flexibility, uniqueness and attractiveness). The transport policy in Australia has until now focused primarily on private passenger car transport and air transportation to the degree that State and Federal Governments’ commitments and actions of rail-oriented mass transportation system still remains sketchy in spite of occasional political and public attentions into it. This has resulted in a limited use of passenger rail as a regional transport system. Using one of the several alternative HSR alignments proposed for the South-Eastern Coast of Australia connecting Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane, this study assesses the regional accessibility impacts of Australian HSR system by means of four indicators: location accessibility, economic potential accessibility, daily accessibility and commuting accessibility. These indicators are commonly used in transport geography literature and they offer different concepts of changes in regional accessibility conditions due to a long distance transport system. The results provide an understanding of differential effects on regional accessibility based on the geographical location and size of urban areas along HSR corridor.
Language eng
Field of Research 090507 Transport Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 880103 Rail Passenger Movements
HERDC Research category EN.1 Other conference paper
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
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