Long Distance Trips and Class-departure Time Choice



Long Distance Trips and Class-departure Time Choice

Authors

ALGERS S and BESER M, Transek, Sweden

Description

Previously, long distance trips models have not dealt with the variation of demand througout the day, and the complexity introduced by operators efforts to use different prices for different market segments. This has now become important to planning autho

Abstract

Previously, long distance trips models have not dealt with the variation of demand througout the day, and the complexity introduced by operators efforts to use different prices for different market segments. This has now become important to planning authorities, and the Swedish national planning auhtorities have commissioned the development of such a model to Transek.

In this paper, such a model is described. First, the paper focuses on the data needs for such a model. Because relevant information was missing in the travel survey, an SP survey for the train, and air modes was conducted, yielding information on the departure/arrival and class choices. The paper also focuses on the generation of network data required for the analysis Second the paper describes the specification of the model, and the estimated parameters. Comparisons are made with the more conventional model, based on average headway and fares.

Finally, the paper focuses on the implementation of such a model into a forecasting program.

Publisher

Association for European Transport