Articles: September 2009

PTN Document

A franchise free-for-all ?

23 September 2009

In 2006 Jonathan Tyler was invited to contribute an article to The Guardian on the legal and political battle between franchise and open-access companies over paths in the timetable of a congested railway.

Read the article at The Guardian website

 

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PTN Document

Perfect Timing

22 September 2009

This article appeared in Rail Professional in July 2008.  It sets out the rationale and essential features of a Taktfahrplan for the East Coast Main Line.

Perfect Timing

 

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PTN Document

Transport policy and railway timetabling

22 September 2009

Jonathan Tyler presented a paper at the European Transport Conference in The Netherlands in October 2009 entitled Transport policy and railway timetabling : taking the connection seriously.  The paper brought together his research on timetabling philosophies and practice and presented the case for a National Timetabling Authority.  It also discussed the role of the railway in a resource-constrained future and questioned the growing mania for high-speed lines.

European Transport Conference

Railway-timetabling.pdf