Full Document

Full Document

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.6 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Summary Only

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.2 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

The value of the effects associated with unpunctuality are currently not well known, as there has been little interest in valuation of punctuality effects up until a few years ago. Therefore, this in-depth research project was undertaken. It is aimed at providing all the elements necessary to estimate these values, and to calculate the impacts of punctuality improvements. The results have been used to develop a robust operational methodology which enables the user to assess possible alternative investments aimed at improving the quality of the suburban rail services to and from Paris. The methodology is needed to assist the decision-making process regarding possible alternative projects (combinations of measures) to improve the punctuality of suburban rail services.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    Main Findings – Phase 1 & 2

  • Chapter Three

    Main Findings – Phase 3

  • Chapter Four

    A Methodology to Value Punctuality Improvements

  • Chapter Five

    Example: RER-B project

  • Chapter Six


Research conducted by

The research described in this report was prepared for the Syndicat des Transports d’Ilse de France and was conducted by RAND Europe.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Technical report series. RAND technical reports may include research findings on a specific topic that is limited in scope or intended for a narrow audience; present discussions of the methodology employed in research; provide literature reviews, survey instruments, modeling exercises, guidelines for practitioners and research professionals, and supporting documentation; or deliver preliminary findings. All RAND reports undergo rigorous peer review to ensure that they meet high standards for research quality and objectivity.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.