Valuation of the socio-economic impacts of railway stations in France

01 August 2016
By Jeanne Lubek

As a form of transport infrastructure, the role of railway stations in the local and national economy has drastically evolved in recent decades, from a transit area, connecting destinations to a destination in itself. This transformation has required significant investment.

Using case studies, NERA Director Jeanne Lubek evaluates the socio-economic impacts of the actual network as well as the impacts of the investments dedicated to the modernization of the stations. The study also reviews relevant economic publications dedicated to railway infrastructure and looks at specific examples of investments in order to examine other beneficial effects of the modernization of railway stations that cannot be systematically valued