Intermodal coordination: A vital element for the success of shanghai maglev services

R. Liu, Yi Deng, Gao Li

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Abstract

After three year's operation, the review of Shanghai maglev project is mixed. One of the main critiques is that Shanghai maglev system is not fully utilized. Given the very affordable fare prices and highly congested conditions of other modes, many professionals are puzzled. The purpose of this paper is to call particular attention to intermodal coordination, which maybe one of the key factors that affect the success or failure of Shanghai maglev project. As proved by previous research, the Maglev system is designed to supplement, not replace, the existing transportation systems. The Shanghai Maglev system, as the initial segment of large transportation network systems, is bounded to connect and interact with the existing transportation network. If not supplemented by an integrated intermodal transportation network, especially efficient intermodal transfer stations, the maglev investment may become the biggest waster in transportation history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals Congress 2007
Subtitle of host publicationPlan, Build, and Manage Transportation Infrastructures in China
Pages222-234
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event7th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals Congress 2007: Plan, Build, and Manage Transportation Infrastructures in China - Shanghai, China
Duration: May 21 2007May 22 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals Congress 2007: Plan, Build, and Manage Transportation Infrastructures in China

Other

Other7th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals Congress 2007: Plan, Build, and Manage Transportation Infrastructures in China
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period5/21/075/22/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Transportation

Keywords

  • Intermodal Transfer Penalty
  • Maglev
  • Operation Planning
  • Ridership Forecast
  • Travel Behavior

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