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Planning a Network

 

Our customer wishes to set off from a place of his own choosing, travel quickly, comfortably, cheaply and in safety to his destination, and arrive there at a time set by himself; nothing else will do.

Professor Heinrich Brandli, Institute of Transport, ETH Zurich1

Enthusiasts And Economists

Many books and reports dealing with public transport start from the perspective of the operator, or even the enthusiast, rather than the passenger. The tell-tale sign is an emphasis on technology – preferably advanced and exciting – and infrastructure, with the task of combining the different bits of technology and infrastructure in ways that serve people’s travel needs either ignored or treated as uncomplicated. Typically, texts of ...

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