Generic framework for transport network designs: applications and treatment in intermodal freight transport literature

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Johan Woxenius
Title: Generic framework for transport network designs: applications and treatment in intermodal freight transport literature
Journal: Transport Reviews
Year: 2007
Volume: 27
Issue: 6
Pagination: 733-749
ISSN: 0144-1647
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
URI/DOI: 10.1080/01441640701358796
ISI number: 000251114800005
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Systems and Software Engineering (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för programvarusystem)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.tek.bth.se/
Language: English
Abstract: Six principles for the design of transport systems are described, including direct link, corridor, hub-and-spoke, connected hubs, static routes, and dynamic routes. The designs are theoretically discussed, defining the operational character of each design and their application in passenger, freight and rail freight transport. The theory is then applied to intermodal freight transport by comparing the terminology used in the paper with that in the scientific literature. The advantages of using a generic terminology over contextual ones are identified from the perspectives of researchers, commercial operators and policy-makers.
Subject: Computer Science\General
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