Integrated railways-based policies: The Regional Metro System (RMS) project of Naples and Campania

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Journal Article

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land use - transit oriented development, land use - planning, mode - rail, mode - mass transit, mode - subway/metro


Transit oriented development, Transit, Regional transportation, Railroad transportation, Rail transportation, Public transit, Operations, Napoli (Italy), Naples (Italy), Modal shift, Mass transit, Local transit, Land use planning, Intrastate transportation, Infrastructure, Case studies, Campania (Italy)


The Campania Regional Metro System (RMS) project is an example of integrated land-use, infrastructure and operational planning. The whole project is based on the idea of integrating the existing railway lines into a single physical network by building some new links, new stations and new modal interchange facilities. The RMS project integrates also operational components such as service lines, timetables and integrated pricing. In addition to the transit "supply-side" elements, the project includes relevant "demand-side" aspects, including town planning based on the rail network, urban renewal around rail stations and upgraded and new stations with high architectural standards and a new symbolic value. This paper describes the general structure of the project. It also discusses some preliminary results on land-use and modal shift after the implementation of the first stage of the project, which included 43 km of new railways lines, 30 new stations, an integrated timetable and a single integrated ticket.


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