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Evolution and geographic effects of high-speed rail in East Asia: An accessibility approach
Jin Fengjun1; Jiao Jingjuan1,2; Qi Yuanjing3; Yang Yu1
2017-05-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES
ISSN1009-637X
Volume27Issue:5Pages:515-532
Corresponding AuthorJiao Jingjuan(jiaojingjuan@163.com)
AbstractThe rapid development of high-speed rail (HSR) is influencing regional development, regional structure, commuting, and regional integration. East Asia is the region with the world's first and largest current operating and planned HSR network. In this paper, we examine the evolutionary mechanism and impacts on the transport circle and accessibility of HSR in East Asia. The results indicate that the HSR network first follows a "core- core" model and then forms a corridor in Japan, South Korea, and China Taiwan, but then forms a complete network in China Mainland. The current operating HSR lines are mostly distributed in regions with developed economies and dense populations, and more than half of the population and GDP in China can be served by HSR within 1 hour's travel time. The planned HSR network will expand to the western region of China and Japan and the southern region of South Korea. The development of the current operating and planned HSR network considerably enlarges the transport circle of core cities, especially cities along trunk HSR lines. This 1 h transport circle of core cities has formed continuous regions in the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta, Tokyo, Seoul, and along trunk HSR lines. The HSR network will bring about substantial improvement in accessiblity, but also increase the inequality of nodal accessibility in China Mainland. Spatially, the spatial patterns of the weighted shortest travel time of cities in China Mainland, Japan, and South Korea all present the "core- peripheral structure", taking Zhengzhou, Tokyo, and Seoul, respectively, as core cities, and cities located along the trunk HSR lines gain large improvement in accessibility.
Keywordhigh-speed rail East Asia evolutionary mechanism geographic effects accessibility
DOI10.1007/s11442-017-1390-8
WOS KeywordIMPACTS ; EUROPE
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41171107] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41371143] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[4401121]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical
WOS IDWOS:000398211200001
PublisherSCIENCE PRESS
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Cited Times:6[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/64672
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorJiao Jingjuan
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev Modeling, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Beijing Jiaotong Univ, Sch Econ & Management, Beijing 100044, Peoples R China
3.Beijing Forestry Univ, Sch Soil & Water Conservat, Beijing 100083, Peoples R China
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Jin Fengjun,Jiao Jingjuan,Qi Yuanjing,et al. Evolution and geographic effects of high-speed rail in East Asia: An accessibility approach[J]. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,2017,27(5):515-532.
APA Jin Fengjun,Jiao Jingjuan,Qi Yuanjing,&Yang Yu.(2017).Evolution and geographic effects of high-speed rail in East Asia: An accessibility approach.JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,27(5),515-532.
MLA Jin Fengjun,et al."Evolution and geographic effects of high-speed rail in East Asia: An accessibility approach".JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES 27.5(2017):515-532.
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