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Demand And Ticket Price Elasticity Analysis In The Southern Railway Line Of The Islamic Republic Of Iran

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040061

Volume

74

Pages

5

Published

2004

Size

204 kb

Author(s)

H. Ghahramani & B. Amini

Abstract

The paper is a report of the research made to model the passenger demand from Tehran to the cities in the Southern Railway line of Iran, and from Ahwaz at the South to the same cities including Tehran. The final acceptable model was the exponential form with independent variables as the population and income level at the origin cities, the ticket price and the index of recreation and education in the destination cities. The calibrated models show that the origin population and the recreation-educational index of the destination are the first and second most effective parameters. The model is to be used by the Iran Passenger Trains Company (RAJA), to predict the future passenger demand and its tr

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