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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 104
Edited by: J. Pombo
Paper 196

Influence of Site Selection of High-Speed Railway Stations on Travel Efficiency: An example of the Shanghai Hongqiao Hub

H.X. Pan, S. Ye and M.L. Chen

Department of Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

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H.X. Pan, S. Ye, M.L. Chen, "Influence of Site Selection of High-Speed Railway Stations on Travel Efficiency: An example of the Shanghai Hongqiao Hub", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 196, 2014. doi:10.4203/ccp.104.196
Keywords: high speed railway, station location, multi-modal transport.

High-speed railway construction is rapidly advancing in China to improve the railway competitiveness in the passenger market and facilitate rapid contact between different areas of China. However, in order to ensure the construction of high-speed railways in a relatively short time and to reduce the cost related to the removal of buildings for housing or industry. Many high-speed railway stations are located in the suburban or exurb regions, which are far away from the city center. But the city center is still the main origin or destination of high-speed rail passengers. The practice of establishing large-scale high-speed railway stations in the suburbs will reduce the travel efficiency even up to a distance of 500km, especially for passengers from city centers where there is great potential for people to travel by high-speed rail for business, as a result of the longer access time to the station. It is suggested that instead of constructing one costly huge high speed railway station in a suburban region of a mega city, multi-stations close to city centers will greatly reduce the connecting time, hence greatly improve the travel efficiency, making high speed railway more competitive in the inter-city transport market.

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