|dc.identifier.citation||International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport – 2005 – Lisbon, Portugal – Thredbo 9||en_AU|
|dc.description.abstract||Motorised mobility has increased in a significant way in last years in European cities, and this
has brought too much congestion in urban areas, which has deteriorated city centres’ liveable
conditions. For that reason, there is a need of effective and flexible transport systems in order
to improve this situation in favour of public transport.
The investment on design and innovation of competitive public transport is necessary in order
to improve its modal share. Nevertheless, there exists other aspects, also very important,
which make public transport more attractive. In the last years, many cities have implemented
rail urban projects (tram, metros and light rail systems) as they have been considered the
optimal option to foster public transport patronage and also for getting a sustainable mobility
for the growing urban population.
These kind of projects provide fast, regular, safe and comfortable services with medium-high
capacity. At the same time, they provide a modern image of the city. Those characteristics are
essential for a competitive public transport in contemporary cities, although they require large
investments for its construction.
This paper will present a comparison between different rail urban projects running in
European cities since, at least, ten years ago. There will be described how they have increased
modal share of public transport in different cities contexts..||en_AU|
|dc.description.sponsorship||Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies. Faculty of Economics and Business. The University of Sydney||en_AU|
|dc.rights||Copyright the University of Sydney||en|
|dc.title||Rail Urban Projects: A Way For Improving Public Transport Patronage||en_AU|
|Appears in Collections:||Thredbo 9|