Nigel Harris

Nigel Harris

BSc Durham PhD Newcastle
Adjunct Lecturer in Railway Planning and Operations

Rm 205
H73 - 378 Abercrombie Street
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Bio

Nigel is amongst Britain's leading railway planners, with a reputation based initially on technical advances in fares policy research (at Newcastle University) and network modelling (during eight years at London Underground). In addition, he has expertise in service planning, operational simulation, demand forecasting, scheme appraisal and railway business planning, which gives him one of the best understandings in the country of practical railway economics. Since 1995, he has managed The Railway Consultancy, and has undertaken projects on every continent except Antarctica. He has co-authored/edited key texts on 'The Privatisation of British Rail' and on both Planning Passenger Railways and Planning Freight Railways, as well as having published over 50 other papers. He is a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Newcastle and Birmingham, and has made presentations to a wide variety of groups ranging from railway union representatives to international conferences in Europe and North America.

Publications

2015

2
Book Section/s

Harris N 2015 'Demand-Based Railway Planning' in Designing and Maintaining the Urban Railway, ed. Connor, P, Harris, N G & Schmid, F , A & N Harris/University of Birmingham, United States

Harris N 2015 'Fares and Fare Collection' in Designing and Maintaining the Urban Railway, ed. Connor, P, Harris, N G & Schmid, F , A & N Harris/University of Birmingham, United States

Harris N 2015 'Managing Station Stops' in Designing and Maintaining the Urban Railway, ed. Connor, P, Harris, N G & Schmid, F , A & N Harris/University of Birmingham, United States

Harris N 2015 'Operations Based Planning' in Designing and Maintaining the Urban Railway, ed. Connor, P, Harris, N G & Schmid, F , A & N Harris/University of Birmingham, United States

Harris N 2015 'Railway Planning and Operations' in Handbook of Transportation, ed. Teodorovic, D, Routledge, New York, United States, pp. 290-306 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Harris N 2015 'The Variability of Generalised Cost Weighting Parameters', The Stephenson Conference - Research for Railways, London, United Kingdom, 23rd April 2015

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Harris N 2015 'A European Comparison of Station Stops', International Congress on Advanced Railway Engineering (ICARE) conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 4th March 2015

2014

4
Journal Article/s

Harris N, Mjøsund C and Haugland H 2014 'Improving railway performance in Norway', Journal of Rail Transport Planning & Management, vol.3:4, pp. 172-180 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

2014 'The Impact Of Differing Door Widths On Passenger Movement', 14th International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Optimization (COMPRAIL), Rome, Italy, 1st January 2014-31st December 2014 Link

Harris N, Graham D, Anderson R and Haojie L 2014 'The Impact of Urban Rail Boarding and Alighting Factors', Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington DC, United States, 16th January 2014

2013

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Harris N 2013 'Estimating the profitability of the British East Coast Main Line', Proceedings of the ICE - Transport, Italy, 1st January 2013-31st December 2013 Link

2012

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Harris N 2012 'Determinants of Profitability', 5th Annual African Railway Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 25th July 2012

Harris N 2012 'Planning for a Successful Railway', 5th Annual African Railway Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 25th July 2012

2011

4
Journal Article/s

Harris N 2011 'Snow on the Railways: What should we do about it?', Modern Railways, pp. 78-81

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Melo P, Harris N, Graham D, Anderson R and Barron A 2011 'Determinants of Delay Incident Performance of Urban Metros', TRB 90th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, United States, 1st January 2011-31st December 2011

2007

2
Book Section/s

Harris N 2007 'Continuing Operations during Maintenance & Extensions' in Managing Railway Operations and Maintenance, ed. Hirsch, R, A & N Harris/University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, pp. 175-183 Link

Harris N 2007 'Crowd Control - Passenger Flow Management' in Managing Railway Operations and Maintenance, ed. Hirsch, R, A & N Harris/University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, pp. 71-80 Link

Harris N 2007 'Customer Service Management' in Managing Railway Operations and Maintenance, ed. Hirsch, R, A & N Harris/University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, pp. 52-60 Link

Harris N, Lai S and Hirsch R 2007 'Timetabling an Intense Mixed Traffic Service' in Managing Railway Operations and Maintenance, ed. Hirsch, R, A & N Harris/University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, pp. 81-89 Link

4
Journal Article/s

Harris N and Anderson R 2007 'An International Comparison of Urban Rail Boarding and Alighting Rates', Journal of Rail and Rapid Transport, vol.221 F 4, pp. 521-526

Quddus M, Harris N and Graham D 2007 'Metro Station Operating Costs: An Econometric Analysis', Journal of Public Transportation, vol.10:2, pp. 93-107 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Harris N 2007 'Assessing the Benefits of Funding Station Development for Providers and Users', UK Rail Stations Conference, United Kingdom, 22nd November 2007

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Harris N 2007 'The Rational Use of Recovery Time', Railway Capacity - the Engineering Challenge, United Kingdom, 13th June 2007

2006

4
Journal Article/s

Harris N 2006 'Train Boarding and Alighting Rates at High Passenger Loads', Journal of Advanced Transportation, vol.40:3, pp. 249-263 Link

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Harris N 2005 'A Price we must Pay?', Rail Professional, vol.95, pp. 18-19

Harris N 2005 'Are Misleading Demand Figures Confusing us?', Modern Railways, vol.62, pp. 47

2004

4
Journal Article/s

Harris N 2004 'Are New Rail Lines Right for Britain?', Proceedings of the ICE - Transport, vol.157:2, pp. 83-87

2003

2
Book Section/s

Harris N 2003 'Demand Forecasting' in Planning Freight Railways, ed. Harris, N G & Schmid, F, A & N Harris, London, United Kingdom, pp. 28-32 Link

Harris N 2003 'Operational Planning' in Planning Freight Railways, ed. Harris, N G & Schmid, F, A & N Harris, London, United Kingdom, pp. 137-154 Link

Harris N and McIntosh D 2003 'The Economics of Rail Freight' in Planning Freight Railways, ed. Harris, N G & Schmid, F, A & N Harris, London, United Kingdom, pp. 216-228 Link

3
Edited Book/s

Harris N and Schmid F 2003 'Planning Freight Railways', A & N Harris, London, United Kingdom Link

2002

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Harris N and Cordon M 2002 'Cost-effective Timetable & Infrastructure Simulation', COMPRAIL 2002 - International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Operation, Lemnos, Greece, 14th June 2002 Link

2001

5
Conference Paper/s

Harris N 2001 'Utilising Your Best Resource', Maximising Passenger Revenue Conference, London, United Kingdom, 24th October 2001

Harris N and Adeney W 2001 'Best Practice in Dwell Time Management', Rail Capacity Management conference, London, United Kingdom, 20th February 2001

2000

2
Book Section/s

Harris N 2000 'Business Issues' in Railway Stations: Planning, Design & Management, ed. Ross, J C, Architectural Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 320-332

4
Journal Article/s

Harris N 2000 'Join the Dots', Locum Destination Review, vol.2, pp. 62-63

Ashmore D and Harris N 2000 'Using Risk Analysis to Determine the Potential Range of Lifecycle Costs for Urban Transit Systems', Transport Reviews, vol.20:4, pp. 403-420 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Harris N 2000 'Demand and Revenue Benefits of Regular-Interval Timetabling', Perfect Timing conference, York, United Kingdom, 25th July 2000

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Harris N and Cooper G 2000 'An Access Rights Database And Validator', COMPRAIL 2000 - International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Operation, Bologna, Italy, 1st January 2000-31st December 2000 Link