Environmental Concern and the Determinants of Night Train Use: Evidence from Vienna (Austria)

Buh, Brian and Peer, Stefanie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6106-8741 (2022) Environmental Concern and the Determinants of Night Train Use: Evidence from Vienna (Austria). SRE - Discussion Papers, 02/2022. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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Abstract

This paper investigates which factors determine the intention to take a night train, emphasizing the role of environmental concern. We employ a Theory of Planned Behavior framework. We built a survey based on elicitation study, which resulted in an online survey being conducted on a convenience sample in Vienna (Austria). Our results show that in particular environmental concern and familiarity with night train services play a significant role in the formation of the intention to take a night train. Among the significant factors that are associated with a high intention to take a night train are the belief that night trains are comfortable, that one can save the cost of a night in a hotel, and that night trains tend to arrive at and depart from the city center. Factors that deter travelers from taking a night train include a high price, the sharing of cabins, and long travel times.

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: Environmental Concern, Mode Choice, Night Trains, Theory of Planned Behavior, Long-distance travel
Classification Codes: JEL N74, R40, L92, Q57, D01
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Multi-Level Governance and Development
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2022 15:43
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022 15:47
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/8577

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