Connectivity of multi-mode intercity passenger transportation in the Yangtze River Economic Belt, China

Authors: Caicheng Niu*, East China Normal University
Topics: China, Transportation Geography, Applied Geography
Keywords: passenger transport link, spatial pattern, integrated transport network, complex network, weighted travel time
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Presentation File: Download



Based on intercity passenger railway, highway and aviation shift data, the Yangtze River Economic Belt integrated passenger transport network was constructed. The spatial distribution and agglomeration characteristics of intercity passenger transport intensity in the Yangtze River Economic Belt were analyzed, and the inter-city intercity passenger transport network structure in the Yangtze River Economic Belt was revealed. It has sorted out the spatial pattern of comprehensive passenger transportation in the Yangtze River Economic Belt. The study found that: (1) The strength of railway, highway and air passenger transport shows typical spatial heterogeneity, with high degree of imbalance and agglomeration, showing significant administrative orientation and economic orientation. (2) From the perspective of topological statistics, the railway, highway, aviation and integrated passenger transportation networks all develop different degrees of small world, but the railway, highway ground transportation network and integrated passenger transportation network connection are more random, and the air passenger transportation network has No scale features. (3) From the perspective of spatial distribution, the passenger links between the Yangtze River Delta and the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and its internal passenger links constitute the main body of the railway passenger transport network; the strong connection of the highway passenger transport network is mainly concentrated in the southeast coastal cities and major cities in the interior of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai. Between the cities of Chengdu and Chengdu, the main air passenger links are concentrated in Yunnan Province and between Shanghai and the western aviation hubs (Kunming, Chongqing, Chengdu).

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