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Rise and fall of historic tram networks: Logistic approximation and discontinuous events

Doménech-Carbó, Antonio

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2019, vol. 522, issue C, 315-323

Abstract: A logistic approximation was used to describe, in terms of total length (L) and population (H) variables, the growth and decay of historic transportation systems. Three successive stages, separated for sharp discontinuities were detected for several European tramway and metro systems, corresponding to a fast initial growth followed by an intermediate step of slow growth and a final stage of rapid decay. A common, generalized behaviour was obtained in the L/H vs. H variations relative to critical values of L and H parameters defined from the maximum in the L/H ratio.

Keywords: Transportation networks; Logistic; Discontinuities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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