publication . Article . 2016

Evaluating efficiency of passenger railway stations: a DEA approach

Melody Khadem Sameni; John Preston; Mona Khadem Sameni;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2016
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Stations are bottlenecks for railway transportation as they are where traffics merge and diverge. Numerous activities such as passengers boarding, alighting and interchanging, train formation and technical checks are also done at these points. The number of platforms is limited and it is vital to do all the work efficiently. For the first time in the literature, we implement a methodology based on data envelopment analysis which is benchmarked from ports and airport efficiency studies. It can help policy makers and practitioners to rank stations in terms of efficiency and take more informative decisions. The proposed methodology can analyse the relative ‘technic...
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free text keywords: Tobit model, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Port (computer networking), Transport engineering, Traffic type, Operations research, Engineering, business.industry, business, Catchment area, Merge (version control), Data envelopment analysis, Railway transportation
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