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Past and future of a regional railway network in Mezohegyes (Hungary) area

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Author(s): Brigitta ZSOTER | Jozsef GAL | Antal VEHA | Erno GYIMES

Journal: Transport Problems : an International Scientific Journal
ISSN 1896-0596

Volume: 6;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 41;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: railway lines | rural development | logistics | social aspect of transport economical operation | passenger and cargo transport

ABSTRACT
The role of railway network in the internal passenger and heavy traffic is continuously decreasing. Regarding the number of passengers, proportion of the railway out of the internal passenger transport was more than 20% less in 2000. The railway passenger transportation suffered a setback in shorter distances in the last decades. In case of railway transportation of goods both the carriage distance and the quantity of goods have decreased. Content of the load has changed, too. Comparing to the previous one, quantity of the transported building materials, metal waste, ores and coal etc. lessened. In contrast with it proportion of agricultural products, machines has increased. It is worth examining the changes in connection with the passenger and heavy traffic in the last few years not only in country level but in the level of several settlements, as well. In settlements’ life a transportation route of the infrastructural sphere plays an important role. In this essay it is aiming to examine the changes in railway traffic of town Mezohegyes, a settlement on the Southern part of the Hungarian Plain, between 1990 and 2006. Research work of this kind has been carried out about town Mezohegyes earlier.
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