The competition between air and HSR transportation in China —— a scheduling perspective

Authors: Yue Jing*,
Topics: Transportation Geography
Keywords: high-speed rail, air, scheduling
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Balcony N, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 4th Floor
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The high-speed rail network in China has experienced tremendous expansion in the last ten years, presenting a challenge to the growth of air industry with the increasing competition for passengers in the overlapping market. The air and HSR operators adopt various strategies to increase market share, among which schedule planning plays a significant role. While the spatial effects of interaction between HSR and air transportation in China have been widely concerned, the research considering scheduling is very limited. We aim to fill this gap by analyzing the competition on temporal resources between HSR and air from a scheduling perspective. Using the flight and HSR timetable datasets collected in September 2017, we compare the slot allocation strategy of air and HSR operators. In addition, we develop a time-window based model to detect the competition patterns of two modes.

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