Looking to widen your horizons in rail research? Wondering what scientists and researchers can still contribute to the field? Have a look at our (random) selection of 5 recently published original papers on rail research. They are all ‘open access’ papers, which means that anyone can access these scientific articles available online for free. Here is our selection, in a random order:


Title: Can urban rail transit curb automobile energy consumption?

Journal: Energy Policy, Volume 105, June 2017, Pages 120-127

Authors: Boqiang Lin, Zhili Du

Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421517301131


Title: Scheduling and Routing Algorithms for Rail Freight Transportation

Journal: Procedia Engineering, Volume 178, 2017, Pages 206-212

Authors: Wojciech Bożejko, Radosław Grymin, Jarosław Pempera

Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187770581730098X


Title: The Entrepreneur Rail Model: Funding urban rail through majority private investment in urban regeneration

Journal: Research in Transportation Economics, In press, corrected proof, Available online 9 May 2017

Authors: Peter Newman, Sebastian Davies-Slate, Evan Jones

Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S073988591630097X


Title: Methodology for Determining Dwell Times Consistent with Passenger Flows in the Case of Metro Services

Journal: Urban Rail Transit (2017). doi:10.1007/s40864-017-0062-4

Authors: Luca D’Acierno, Marilisa Botte, Antonio Placido, Chiara Caropreso

Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40864-017-0062-4/fulltext.html


Title: Market dynamics in on-rail competition

Journal: Transportation Research Procedia, Volume 22, 2017, Pages 232-244

Authors: Emanuel Broman, Jonas Eliasson

Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352146517301655


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