Establishing intermodal terminals
Journal article, 2010

This study examines the development process of intermodal road-rail freight terminals. Of particular interest are factors affecting the development process and the time needed to establish intermodal road-rail terminals. The results are intended not only to be interesting to researchers, but also of practical use to actors developing intermodal terminals. Based on rational choice theory and two Swedish case studies, Falköping/Skaraborg and Nässjö/Jönköping, factors identified and analysed are: profitability, financiers, political entrepreneur, location, large local shippers, and the traffic authorities. Profitability combined with an enthusiastic and committed political entrepreneur are the most vital factors for the success and pace of the development process.


intermodal transport



Case study


Rickard Bergqvist

University of Gothenburg

Gunnar Falkemark

University of Gothenburg

Johan Woxenius

Chalmers, Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV)

University of Gothenburg

World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research

1749-4729 (ISSN) 1749-4737 (eISSN)

Vol. 3 3 285-302

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

Business Administration

Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)



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