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How to Facilitate the Movement of Passengers by Introducing Baggage Collection Systems for travel from North Shields to Newcastle International Airport

Lookup NU author(s): Daniel Reece, Dr Marin Marinov


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This paper reviews current systems that either transport baggage or have the potential to transport baggage, as well as proposed systems, before modelling some of them in a modal choice model to see how effective they would be if implemented. It was envisaged that the introduction of a baggage collection system would increase the number of passengers using public transport. The specific location of the study was Tyne and Wear and a journey from North Shields to Newcastle International Airport was chosen for the analysis. It was found that for the average passenger in North Shields, a system based on the way 'InPost' operates would offer the greatest utility. However, a baggage collection hub based in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre offered a more significant number of users provided that the cost of the system was either covered in the travel ticket or provided by the airport or airline free of charge. This dedicated baggage collection system would be much more expensive to introduce compared to the InPost system as the infrastructure to run the InPost system is already in place, however, its ridership would be much larger so it could potentially recoup the development costs.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Reece D, Marinov M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Transport Problems

Year: 2015

Volume: 10

Issue: Special edition

Pages: 141-154

Online publication date: 14/12/2015

Acceptance date: 26/11/2015

ISSN (print): 1896-0596

ISSN (electronic): 2300-861X

Publisher: Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Transport