Potential and Reality of Using High Speed Rail for Commuting in Yangtze River Delta

TitlePotential and Reality of Using High Speed Rail for Commuting in Yangtze River Delta
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsTse C, Zhao J, Wang J
Conference NameIEEE/ASCE/ASME Joint Rail Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Conference LocationPhiladelphia
Abstract

This paper focuses the current and potential impact of Huning High Speed Railway (H-N HSR) on commuting patterns in the Yangtze River Delta region. We will examine 1) to what extent commuting via HSR is occurring, since the HSR system is very new and is a substantial and long-term decision for people to move for a job or home across cities; 2) the future potential of commuting via the HSR perceived by current HSR passengers to relocate for a job or relocate their home and their preferences in terms of target cities of jobs and housing relocations; and 3) the areas in the HSR system required for improvement in order to enable a smooth commuting experience across cities, including affordability of the HSR tickets, the comparison between the maximum tolerable travel time with the actual door-to-door travel time, and various aspects of integration between HSR and intra-urban transportation systems.