The Influence of Pandemic COVID-19 on the Quality of Public Railway Transport in South Bohemia

Authors

  • Martin Telecký
    Affiliation

    Department of Informatics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Technology, Institute of Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice, Okruzni 517/10, 370 01 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

  • Kveta Papouskova
    Affiliation

    Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, Faculty of Economics, University of West Bohemia, Univerzitni 22, 306 14 Plzen, Czech Republic

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.20619

Abstract

The way the pandemic COVID-19 affecting the public railway transport in the South Bohemia currently is a much-debated issue. On both a theoretical and practical level, this paper aims to determine whether the pandemic COVID-19 influenced the quality of public railway transport in South Bohemia between the years 2020 and 2021. The results of the paper provide the unambiguous arguments which could have been foreseen. There is, however, dissatisfaction among individual groups of passengers as well as on the part of the state. The surveys point to the slowly improving state of the quality of public railway transport in the coming years. Statistical and mathematical methods confirm the overall weaker efficiency and stability of passenger transportation. The reason is the psychological and economic aspects due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords:

development, railway transport, decision-making under risk, economics, COVID-19

Published Online

2023-09-13

How to Cite

Telecký, M., Papouskova, K. (2023) The Influence of Pandemic COVID-19 on the Quality of Public Railway Transport in South Bohemia, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 51(4), pp. 351–356. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.20619

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