Intercity travel and the London Midland Electrification

Intercity travel and the London Midland Electrification

Electrification of the rail services from Manchester and Liverpool to London (and later of those from Stoke and Birmingham) brought a sudden drastic improvement for long-distance passengers. This paper, based on surveys of traffic by road, rail and air before and after the change, shows how many additional passengers travelled to London by rail and what proportions were attracted from other modes of travel.

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