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Modelling of intercity transport mode choice behaviour: case study of Riyadh-Dammam corridor, Saudi Arabia

Modelling of intercity transport mode choice behaviour: case study of Riyadh-Dammam corridor, Saudi Arabia
Modelling of intercity transport mode choice behaviour: case study of Riyadh-Dammam corridor, Saudi Arabia
With respect to mode choice decisions in intercity public transport journeys, understanding a traveller’s preferences and behaviour is necessary from a transit planning and demand modelling point of view in the situation of assessments of the socio-economic of new projected public transit infrastructure. Travel times and costs, as well as service frequency, are becoming increasingly relevant for current intercity passenger transport modes, especially with increasing demand and rising fuel prices. In this paper, the main aim is to determine the demand for a new intercity service. The objective of this research is to obtain knowledge on how different variables influence the potential of alternative transport service types for the proposed corridor. These variables include service attributes such travel cost, travel time, and frequency, as well as traveller- and trip-related variables (i.e. trip purpose, gender, occupation, age, etc.). In order to determine the influence of presented factors on the potential of the transport modes, a stated preference survey was conducted on the Riyadh-Dammam corridor, Saudi Arabia. It was mainly based on disaggregate choice models with nested structure. The experiment examines the competition between the current transport modes (car, bus, plane, classic rail) on the case study corridor and possible new modes such as High Speed Rail and Hyperloop that are presented in this study. In this case, respondents needed to choose one alternative out of three in the first experiment and four in the second experiment. However, the Multinomial logit models are estimated for those with and without the availability of a car, in order to forecast the future demand for rail-based intercity travel. For the analysis, the alternative-specific conditional logit (asclogit) model is used, and mainly based on a set of three attributes, namely travel cost, time, and frequency, that are considered as explanatory factors for transport mode choice.
Mode Choice, High-Speed Rail, Hyperloop, Travel Time, Travel Cost, Frequency
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Almujibah, Hamad, Raja
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Preston, Jonathan
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Almujibah, Hamad, Raja
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Preston, Jonathan
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Almujibah, Hamad, Raja and Preston, Jonathan (2019) Modelling of intercity transport mode choice behaviour: case study of Riyadh-Dammam corridor, Saudi Arabia. Railway Engineering 2019: 15th International Conference and Exhibition, , Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 03 - 04 Jul 2019. pp. 1-13 . (In Press)

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Abstract

With respect to mode choice decisions in intercity public transport journeys, understanding a traveller’s preferences and behaviour is necessary from a transit planning and demand modelling point of view in the situation of assessments of the socio-economic of new projected public transit infrastructure. Travel times and costs, as well as service frequency, are becoming increasingly relevant for current intercity passenger transport modes, especially with increasing demand and rising fuel prices. In this paper, the main aim is to determine the demand for a new intercity service. The objective of this research is to obtain knowledge on how different variables influence the potential of alternative transport service types for the proposed corridor. These variables include service attributes such travel cost, travel time, and frequency, as well as traveller- and trip-related variables (i.e. trip purpose, gender, occupation, age, etc.). In order to determine the influence of presented factors on the potential of the transport modes, a stated preference survey was conducted on the Riyadh-Dammam corridor, Saudi Arabia. It was mainly based on disaggregate choice models with nested structure. The experiment examines the competition between the current transport modes (car, bus, plane, classic rail) on the case study corridor and possible new modes such as High Speed Rail and Hyperloop that are presented in this study. In this case, respondents needed to choose one alternative out of three in the first experiment and four in the second experiment. However, the Multinomial logit models are estimated for those with and without the availability of a car, in order to forecast the future demand for rail-based intercity travel. For the analysis, the alternative-specific conditional logit (asclogit) model is used, and mainly based on a set of three attributes, namely travel cost, time, and frequency, that are considered as explanatory factors for transport mode choice.

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 January 2019
Venue - Dates: Railway Engineering 2019: 15th International Conference and Exhibition, , Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2019-07-03 - 2019-07-04
Keywords: Mode Choice, High-Speed Rail, Hyperloop, Travel Time, Travel Cost, Frequency

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Local EPrints ID: 432767
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432767
PURE UUID: 049660eb-c52d-4f62-ba18-bfd89935ccd7
ORCID for Jonathan Preston: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6866-049X

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Date deposited: 26 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 22 Nov 2021 02:53

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