Suggestions for Improvement of Connectivity between Railway Stations in Small and Medium-sized Cities Based on a Survey Focused on the Joongang Line

지방 중소도시 철도역 연계교통 실태조사와 정비 방향: 중앙선을 중심으로

  • Choi, Chang-Ho (Department of Logistics and Transportation, Chonnam National University)
  • Received : 2012.12.12
  • Accepted : 2012.12.27
  • Published : 2013.02.28


This study discusses how transportation to connect railway stations in Korea's small and medium-sized cities can be improved, based on analysis of a survey on the Joongang Line. The analysis considered current problems in connectivity between parts of the Korean transportation system and suggests how to encourage more passengers to shift from private cars to railways. It was found that railway users in small and medium-sized cities hope for better connection between different modes of public transportation, especially for urban buses. However, there is not enough connectivity currently available; therefore it is crucial to establish a system of such connections, mainly focusing on urban buses. Furthermore, in order to minimize transfer distances and connect various transfer modes, plans for improvements of facilities are needed and governmental support should be provided.


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