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International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2023, 7(3); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.2023.070310.

Methodology for evaluating urban railway development level facing urban agglomeration


Jiongsen Zhao

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Jiongsen Zhao

Tianyou College, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang, 330013, China


As an important link within urban clusters, railway is an important guarantee for building "1-hour commuting circle" and promoting high-quality development. In order to make a scientific and accurate evaluation of it, an evaluation system of urban railway development level is constructed. The combined evaluation method of CRITIC method and cloud model, which is superior to the single evaluation method, is used to determine the index weights through the CRITIC method, and the evaluation is based on the cloud model method. Above process was applied to the case of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei city cluster, the results show that Qinhuangdao is lagging behind in railway development, Handan and Cangzhou’s railway capacities are less developed than their respective economies. For this reason, it is important to put forward corresponding suggestions for railway development according to different conditions of cities, which can stimulate the development potential of the city cluster from the shortcomings and promote overall high-quality development.


urban railway; evaluation index system; CRITIC method; cloud model; Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration

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Jiongsen Zhao. Methodology for evaluating urban railway development level facing urban agglomeration. International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2023) Vol.7, Issue 3: 60-69. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDES.2023.070310.


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