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Market area of intermodal rail-road container terminals embedded in a hub-and-spoke network

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  • Sabine Limbourg
  • Bart Jourquin

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This paper presents a methodology able to compare road and rail-road intermodal market areas that takes the network structures, the operation costs and the location of the rail-road terminals into account. A particular way to model rail-road transport on hub-and-spoke networks is outlined and illustrated on the trans-European networks. The market area of an optimal eight hubs network configuration is presented both for the "p"-hub median and the "p"-hub centre problem. This is followed by a discussion about the evolution of the market area according to the number and locations of the implemented hubs. Copyright (c) 2009 the author(s). Journal compilation (c) 2009 RSAI.

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  • Sabine Limbourg & Bart Jourquin, 2010. "Market area of intermodal rail-road container terminals embedded in a hub-and-spoke network," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 89(1), pages 135-154, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:presci:v:89:y:2010:i:1:p:135-154
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