Environmental Concern and the Determinants of Night Train Use: Evidence from Vienna (Austria)

Brian Buh, Stefanie Peer

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Abstract

This paper investigates which factors determine the intention to take a night train, emphasizing the
role of environmental concern. We employ a Theory of Planned Behavior framework. We built a
survey based on elicitation study, which resulted in an online survey being conducted on a
convenience sample in Vienna (Austria). Our results show that in particular environmental concern
and familiarity with night train services play a significant role in the formation of the intention to take
a night train. Among the significant factors that are associated with a high intention to take a night
train are the belief that night trains are comfortable, that one can save the cost of a night in a hotel,
and that night trains tend to arrive at and depart from the city center. Factors that deter travelers
from taking a night train include a high price, the sharing of cabins, and long travel times.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherWU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameSRE - Discussion Papers
No.02/2022

WU Working Paper Series

  • SRE - Discussion Papers

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