Insularity and the development of a local railway network

  title={Insularity and the development of a local railway network},
  author={Federica Cerina and Luisanna Cocco and Katiuscia Mannaro and Marianna Marchesi and Francesco Pigliaru},
  journal={Economia Politica},
This paper quantitatively assesses the negative impact of land discontinuity on the development of a railway network on an island. This implicit cost of insularity is because an insular railway network only serves the territory in which it is located while the same network on a mainland also serves other regions. We apply this idea to the case of a simplified Italian railway network and we implement it through a simulation model. The simulation results highlight the strong negative effect of… CONTINUE READING