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dc.contributor.authorSauter-Servaes, Thomas-
dc.contributor.authorKrautscheid, Thomas-
dc.contributor.authorSchober, Alexander-
dc.descriptionThe research project was funded by the International Union of Railways (UIC).de_CH
dc.description.abstractBackground: Shifting travellers from air to rail can reduce environmental impacts and is an important European Union goal. Online travel planning applications allow travellers to easily compare air and rail transport choices, however, they may not accurately consider time travellers spend at the airport or railway station since these depend on buffer times travellers use to protect against delays. Methods: This research investigated the actual time spent at airports and railway stations to analyse the accuracy of travel planning applications and help improve the quality of travel time estimates. The research used a travel time recording application to determine the time spent by passengers at airports and railway stations. Data was collected for 312 trips. The research was supplemented by an extensive literature review of dwell times and multimodal travel planning applications. Results: The research found that travellers spent an average of 157 minutes at airports and 32 minutes at railway stations. Comparing these results to travel planning application, the information shows that the applications significantly underestimate time spent at airports and slightly underestimate time spent at railway stations. The use of unrealistic airport waiting times in travel planning applications distorts traveller perception in favour of air travel. Conclusion: Therefore, railway operators should support the development of improved travel planning applications that better consider waiting times. Improving these applications would be much more cost effective than infrastructure improvements designed to save a few minutes of travel time.de_CH
dc.publisherBentham Opende_CH
dc.relation.ispartofThe Open Transportation Journalde_CH
dc.subjectHigh-speed railde_CH
dc.subjectRail transportde_CH
dc.subjectAirport waiting timede_CH
dc.subjectTravel planningde_CH
dc.subjectTravel timede_CH
dc.subjectAir transportde_CH
dc.subject.ddc380: Kommunikation und Verkehrde_CH
dc.titleA level playing field for comparing air and rail travel timesde_CH
dc.typeBeitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftde_CH
zhaw.departementSchool of Engineeringde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (INE)de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
zhaw.webfeedTourismus/Nachhaltige Entwicklungde_CH
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