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The Botnia Line - new tracks towards future travelling?

Research project The expectations, attitudes, intentions, and subsequent behavior in relation to train use was investigated before and after the start of train services.

Personal car use contributes to the seen environmental problems. Moving toward sustainable travel behavior requires that attention is directed to peoples transport related choices, perceptions and preferences. Since travel behavior in a regional or national setting has received less attention than transports in a local urban setting, this study focus on intentions related to regional travel with train. This study was conducted in the northern Sweden, where train services were introduced in the autumn of 2010 (the Botnia railway line).

Head of project

Annika Nordlund
Senior lecturer (associate professor)
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Project overview

Project period

2013-06-04 2013-12-31

Research subject

Human geography

Project description

Personal car use contributes to the seen environmental problems. Moving toward sustainable travel behavior requires that attention is directed to peoples transport related choices, perceptions and preferences. Since travel behavior in a regional or national setting has received less attention than transports in a local urban setting, this study focus on intentions related to regional travel with train. This study was conducted in the northern Sweden, where train services were introduced in the autumn of 2010 (the Botnia railway line). The expectations, attitudes, intentions, and subsequent behavior in relation to train use was investigated in a panel study, using two questionnaires distributed before the start of train services (spring 2010) and after the train services had run for a period of time (spring 2012).