Modelling a rail/road intermodal transportation system
AbstractThis paper deals with the problem of optimally locating rail/road terminals for freight transport. A linear 0-1 program is formulated and solved by a heuristic approach. The model is applied to the rail/road transportation system in the Iberian Peninsula. Five planning scenarios are considered. It is shown that modal shares are very sensitive to the cost of rail and to that of track gauge changes at the Spanish border. Conversely, the location of the terminals has little or no impact on the market shares of the combined traffic, but location changes in the Peninsula generate consequences on the entire European transportation system.
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Date of creation: 2004
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Publication status: Published in Transportation Research. Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (2004) v.40, p.255-270
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