Quotation Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick, Posset, Martin, Gronalt, Manfred. 2016. Impact of transalpine rail network disruptions: A study of the Brenner Pass. Journal of Transport Geography. 54 122-131.




This work investigates the impact of sudden rail closures on transportation networks and the local industries affected. A decision support system is introduced, which automatically generates a rail network and simulates passenger and freight traffic. In case of rail closures, freight traffic is rerouted and resulting delays are calculated. Furthermore, the option to transship from rail to road at terminals is enabled. The model is tested using data originating from a major transalpine rail corridor, the ‘Brenner Pass’, which connects Austria and Italy. Results show rail links which are critical and the impact of various disaster scenarios is compared.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Transport Geography
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Impact of transalpine rail network disruptions: A study of the Brenner Pass
Volume 54
Year 2016
Page from 122
Page to 131
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.05.018
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.05.018
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Fikar, Christian (Details)
Gronalt, Manfred (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria)
Hirsch, Patrick (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria)
Posset, Martin (h2 projekt.beratung KG, Austria)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1112 Logistics (Details)
5347 Operations research (Details)
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