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High-speed railway and the European peripheries: Opportunities and challenges


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  • Blum, Ulrich
  • Gercek, Haluk
  • Viegas, José


The analysis covers the organization of economic activities and how the supply of transportation systems influences the definition of markets. From a spatial perspective, competition and collusion in a high-speed railway (HSR) based network are examined at three levels: (a) the chain of regions served; (b) the chain of cities (railway stations) served; (c) the (chain of) transportation modes involved. Finally, the theoretical part of the analysis looks at the strategic importance of a sequential implementation of network links. The empirical part addresses three cases of peripheries with distinctly different characteristics. It shows that the arguments developed in the first part provide a solid approach to solve the problems leading to different configurations of the recommended system.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

Volume (Year): 26 (1992)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 211-221

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Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:26:y:1992:i:2:p:211-221

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  1. Dominique Peeters & Jacques Thisse & Isabelle Thomas, 1998. "Transportation networks and the location of human activities," ERSA conference papers ersa98p268, European Regional Science Association.
  2. Wang, Jiaoe & Jin, Fengjun & Mo, Huihui & Wang, Fahui, 2009. "Spatiotemporal evolution of China's railway network in the 20th century: An accessibility approach," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 43(8), pages 765-778, October.


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