Urban spatial structure in relation to intermodal competition in long-distance travel. The case of Berlin and München
The recent completion of the Verkehrsprojekt Deutsche Einheit nr. 8 has enabled the High-Speed Train (HST) to travel between Berlin and München in under four hours. This development has revived the public debate on the possible substitutive role of the HST in relation to the aircraft on this route. This paper analyses the extent to which urban spatial structure influences the intermodal competition between HST and the aircraft in the Berlin-München market. Considering the central three parameters of transport mode service level, urban spatial structure and terminal accessibility this research attempted to tackle this research problem. The results show that urban spatial structure on the level of the functional urban areas (FUA) are to a limited extent in favour of the HST. However, comparing two different transport markets requires more refinement in which this paper provides a spatial perspective.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen