Rion-Antirion: Rion-Antirion Bridge Traffic Study, Greece
One basic aim of this intermodal study was to forecast, on the basis of a review of available data & studies on the one hand & traffic counts & surveys on the other, the transport demand for an envisaged 2.5 km long bridge structure over the Gulf of Patras for a long term period of 20 years.
The outstanding competing mode to the bridge is the existing Rion-Antirion ferry boat connection. The other major objective of the study was to analyse the possibilities for levying bridge tolls & to determine an optimum strategy for tolling the bridge. Greece is divided into 13 regions; each region is further subdivided into smaller departments called "Nomos".
The area directly affected by the proposed Rion-Antirion bridge is composed of the departments of Achaia, Elea, Aetolia/Akarnania & Fokida. The other departments in the regions of the Peleponese & Central Greece, as well as Epiros, are also influenced to a lesser degree.
Transport and Infrastructure
Dorsch International Consultants
GTM International, Frankreich
- Analysis of past & present transport demand on route, for both passenger & freight traffic, including:
- nature of traffic & trip purpose
- fluctuations in traffic flows
- origin & destination of traffic flows
- vehicle categories & occupancies
- Analysis & forecast of the socio-economic situation of the affected area including:
- gross national product
- growth of population, employment & tourism
- car ownership
- Analysis of competing ferry boat system including:
- existing ferry boat transport connections
- transport capacities & service level
- operating cost
- tariffs, revenues & competitiveness
- Forecast of bridge traffic including
- general (or normal) traffic
- diverted traffic (as a result of time & cost savings)
- included traffic (as a result of time & cost savings)
- generated traffic (due to impact on regional development)
- Toll study including
- user acceptance of tolls
- optimum toll structure
- forecast of toll revenues
- optimum strategy for implementation of toll system.