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dc.contributor.authorStoilova, Svetlaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorMunier, Nolbertoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorKendra, Martines_ES
dc.contributor.authorSkrúcaný, Tomášes_ES
dc.identifier.citationSustainability 12(4): 1482 (2020)es_ES
dc.descriptionThis article belongs to the Special Issue Multiple Criteria Decision Making for Sustainable Development.es_ES
dc.description.abstractRailway networks have different levels of development, which affects the overall transport process and integrated sustainable development. This paper presents a methodology to assess and classify the railway network performance along the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) core network corridor. The Orient–East Med corridor (OEM) has been examined. Twenty-two infrastructural, economic and technological criteria for assessment of railway transport have been proposed. The countries were ranked used multi-criteria decision making (MCDM), by applying the Sequential Interactive Modelling for Urban Systems (SIMUS). A sensitivity analysis was performed regarding each objective, and then, their allowable range of variation was determined without modifying the whole ranking of countries. The criteria weights have been determined on the basis of the output of using the SIMUS method. It was found that the main criteria for ranking the countries are: length of the connecting railway lines of the corridor in the country, length of the railway lines in the country, number of intermodal terminals, gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, passengers transport performance, freight transport performance for the railway network, corridor freight usage intensity. It was found that the railway transport in the area of the OEM corridor located in Central Europe is better developed than in the Southeast European area. A cluster analysis was performed to classify countries into groups to verify the results. The results show that the eight countries included in the OEM corridor can be classified into three groups. The methodology could be used to make decisions about transport planning and improvement of the connectivity and sustainability of the railway transport, considering their development.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the National Science Fund of the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria [project number No.KP-06-H27/12 of 11.12.2018 “Modelling and elaboration of complex system for selection of transport technology in transport network”].es_ES
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institutees_ES
dc.relation.isversionofPublisher's versiones_ES
dc.subjectNetwork performancees_ES
dc.subjectRailway networkes_ES
dc.subjectMulti-criteria decision makinges_ES
dc.subjectSIMUS methodes_ES
dc.subjectCluster analysises_ES
dc.titleMulti-criteria evaluation of railway network performance in countries of the TEN-T Orient–East Med corridores_ES
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer reviewedes_ES
dc.contributor.funderMinistry of Education, Youth and Science (Bulgaria)es_ES
dc.contributor.funderBulgarian National Science Fundes_ES
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