Engineering and the Environment

John Preston

BA MA PhD MCILT FRGS FCIHT

Primary position:
Head of the Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Unit and Professor of Rail Transport

Background

The University of Southampton

Professor Preston is Head of the Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Academic Unit and Professor of Rail Transport. He was previously Director of the Transportation Research Group (2008-11) and Head of the School of Civil Engineering and the Environment (2010-11). He has over 30 years of experience in transport teaching and research, having previously held posts at the Universities of Leeds and Oxford. His research in transport covers demand and capacity modelling, regulatory studies, economic appraisal and land-use and environment interactions. His initial work concentrated on rail but subsequent work has covered all the major modes of transport. He has held almost 130 research grants and contracts, worth over £5.5 million, and has published over 230 articles, book chapters, conference and working papers. 

His current work at Southampton includes leadership of the iConnect consortium that is undertaking a long-term evaluation of engineering interventions to promote walking and cycling and the University’s contribution to the Centre for Sustainable Travel Choices. He is also providing transport expertise to the Track21 and Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium projects.

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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Song, Y., Preston, J.M. and Brand, Christian (2013) What explains active travel behaviour? Evidence from case studies in the UK. Environment and Planning A, 45, (12), 2980-2998. (doi:10.1068/a4669).
Blainey, S.P. and Preston, J.M. (2013) Modelling UK rail demand and capacity to 2100. Rail Technology Magazine, 17, 17.
Dudley, Geoffrey and Preston, John (2013) Historical narrative and the evolution of academic transport studies in the UK. Transport Reviews, 33, (2), 131-147. (doi:10.1080/01441647.2013.784375).
Preston, John and Almutairi, Talal (2013) Evaluating the long term impacts of transport policy: an initial assessment of bus deregulation. Research in Transportation Economics, 39, (1), 208-214. (doi:10.1016/j.retrec.2012.06.015).
Preston, John and Robins, Dawn (2013) Evaluating the long term impacts of transport policy: the case of passenger rail privatisation. [in special issue: THREDBO 12: Recent developments in the reform of land passenger transport] Research in Transportation Economics, 39, (1), 14-20. (doi:10.1016/j.retrec.2012.05.019).
Blainey, S.P., Hickford, A.J. and Preston, J.M. (2013) Barriers to rail use: what stops people taking the train? Rail Professional, (190), 61-62.
Blainey, S.P. and Preston, J.M. (2013) A GIS-based appraisal framework for new local railway stations and services. Transport Policy, 25, 41-51. (doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2012.11.008).
Stanton, Neville A., McIlroy, Rich C., Harvey, Catherine, Blainey, Simon, Hickford, Adrian, Preston, John M. and Ryan, Brendan (2013) Following the cognitive work analysis train of thought: exploring the constraints of modal shift to rail transport. [in special issue: Ergonomics and Sustainability] Ergonomics, 56, (3), 522-40. (doi:10.1080/00140139.2012.718366). (PMID:22934803).
Blainey, Simon P. and Preston, John M. (2013) Extending geographically-weighted regression from points to flows: a rail-based case study. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 227, (6), 723-733. (doi:10.1177/0954409713496987).
Blainey, Simon, Hickford, Adrian and Preston, John (2012) Barriers to passenger rail use: a review of the evidence. Transport Reviews, 32, (6), 675-696. (doi:10.1080/01441647.2012.743489).
Khadem Sameni, M. and Preston, John M. (2012) Value for rail capacity. Assessing efficiency of operators in Great Britain. Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2289, 134-144. (doi:10.3141/2289-18).
Stanton, N.A., McIlroy, R, Harvey, C., Blainey, S.P., Hickford, A.J., Preston, J.M. and Ryan, B. (2012) Following the cognitive work analysis train of thought: exploring the constraints acting on modal shift to rail transport. [in special issue: Ergonomics and Sustainability] Ergonomics, 56, (3), 522-540. (doi:10.1080/00140139.2012.718366). (PMID:22934803).
Preston, John (2012) High speed rail in Britain: about time or a waste of time? Journal of Transport Geography, 22, 308-311. (doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2012.03.005).
Ogilvie, D, Bull, F, Cooper, A, Rutter, H, Adams, E, Brand, C, Ghali, K., Jones, T, Mutrie, N, Powell, J, Preston, J.M., Sahlqvist, S and Song, Y (2012) Evaluating the travel, physical activity and carbon impacts of a ‘natural experiment’ in the provision of new walking and cycling infrastructure: methods for the core module of the iConnect study. BMJ Open, (2), e000694. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000694 ).
Sahlqvist, S.L., Song, Y., Bull, Fiona, Adams, E., Preston, John M. and Ogilvie, David (2011) Effect of questionnaire length, personalization and reminder type on response rate to a complex postal survey: randomized controlled trial. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11, 62. (doi:10.1186/1471-2288-11-62).
Ogilvie, David, Bull, Fiona, Powell, Jane, Cooper, Ashley R., Brand, Christian, Mutrie, Nanette, Preston, J.M. and Rutter, Harry (2011) An applied ecological framework for evaluating infrastructure to promote walking and cycling: the iConnect study. American Journal of Public Health, 101, (3), 473-481. (doi:10.2105/ajph.2010.198002).
Preston, John and Jansson, Kjell (2010) Workshop report - Public policy and transport. Research in Transportation Economics, 29, (1), 319-322. (doi:10.1016/j.retrec.2010.07.040).
Blainey, Simon P. and Preston, John M. (2010) Modelling local rail demand in South Wales. Transportation Planning and Technology, 33, (1), 55-73. (doi:10.1080/03081060903429363).
Preston, John (2010) What’s so funny about peace, love and transport integration? Research in Transportation Economics, 29, (1), 329-338. (doi:10.1016/j.retrec.2010.07.042).
Preston, John (2009) Trends in European railways over the last two decades. Built Environment, 35, (1), 11-23. (doi:10.2148/benv.35.1.11).
Jorgensen, Finn and Preston, John (2009) The relationship between fare elasticity and trip length - some comments. International Journal of Transport Economics, 36, (3), 361-375.
Preston, John, Wall, Graham, Batley, Richard, Ibanez, Nicolas and Shires, Jeremy (2009) Impact of delays on passenger train services: evidence from Great Britain. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2117, 14-23. (doi:10.3141/2117-03).
Preston, John (2008) A review of passenger rail franchising in Britain: 1996/1997–2006/2007. Research in Transportation Economics, 22, (1), 71-77. (doi:10.1016/j.retrec.2008.05.022).
Preston, John and Takama, Takeshi (2008) Forecasting the effects of road user charge by stochastic agent-based modelling. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 42, (4), 738-749. (doi:10.1016/j.tra.2008.01.020).
Obeng, Kofi, Preston, John M. and Talley, Wayne K. (2008) Transit economics. Research in Transportation Economics, (Guest Editorial), 23, (1), 1-3. (doi:10.1016/j.retrec.2008.10.001).
Preston, John (2008) Competition in transit markets. [in special issue: Transit Economics] Research in Transportation Economics, 23, (1), 75-84. (doi:10.1016/j.retrec.2008.10.009).
Alexandersson, Gunnar, Nash, Chris and Preston, John (2008) Risk and reward in rail contracting [In special issue: Reforms in Public Transport]. Research in Transportation Economics, 22, (1), 31-35. (doi:10.1016/j.retrec.2008.05.008).
Jørgensen, F. and Preston, J. M. (2007) The Relationship between Fare and Travel Distance. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 41, (3), 451-468.
Hensher, David A., Yvrande-Billon, Anne, Macario, Rosario, Preston, John, White, Peter, Tyson, Bill, Van de Velde, D. M., van Wee, Bert, Guilherme de Aragato, Joaquim Jose, Medeiros dos Santos, Enilson, Orrico Filho, Romulo Dante and Hensher, David (2007) Delivering value for money to government through efficient and effective public transit service continuity: some thoughts. Transport Reviews, 27, (4), 411-448. (doi:10.1080/01441640701192351).
Preston, John and Raje, Fiona (2007) Accessibility, mobility and transport-related social exclusion. Journal of Transport Geography, 15, (3), 151-160. (doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2006.05.002).
Jones, Chris, Griffin, Mike and Preston, John (2007) Making travel more attractive for passengers and for the environment. Railway Strategies, (December-Januar), 208-212.
Preston, J. M. (2007) Modelling to give true cost answers. Transport Times, 36, (2), 22.
Whitehead, Tim, Simmonds, David and Preston, John (2006) The effect of urban quality improvements on economic activity. Journal of Environmental Management, 80, (1), 1-12. (doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2005.01.029).
Paulley, Neil, Balcombe, Richard, Mackett, Roger, Titheridge, Helena, Preston, John, Wardman, Mark, Shires, Jeremy and White, Peter (2006) The demand for public transport: the effects of fares, quality of service, income and car ownership. [In special issue: Innovation and Integration in Urban Transport Policy]. Transport Policy, 13, (4), 295-306. (doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2005.12.004).
Kim, J.H., Pagliara, F and Preston, J. (2005) The Intention to Move and Residential Location Choice Behaviour. Urban Studies, 42, (9), 1621-1636. (doi:10.1080/00420980500185611).
Whitehead, Tim, Preston, John and Holvad, Torben (2005) The whole-life impacts of transport-charging interventions on business performance: A time-marching framework. Environment and Planning A, 37, (5), 877-894. (doi:10.1068/a35166).
Kwon, Tae-Hyeong and Preston, John (2005) Driving forces behind the growth of per-capita car driving distances in the UK, 1970-2000. Transport Reviews, 25, (4), 467-490. (doi:10.1080/0144164052000336489).
Preston, J.M., Kim, J.H. and Pagliara, F. (2004) Transport policy impact on residential location. International Review of Public Administration., 9, 71-87.
Brand, C. and Preston, J. (2003) Which technology for urban public transport? Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Transport, 156, (4), 201-210. (doi:10.1680/tran.156.4.201.37818).
Preston, J.M. (2003) Transport studies unit, university of Oxford: annual report 2002. Traffic Engineering and Control, 44, (7), 20-23.
Jorgensen, E. and Preston, J.M. (2003) Estimating bus operators' short-run, medium-term and long-run marginal costs. International Journal of Transport Economics, 30, (1), 3-24.
Kim, J., Pagliara, F. and Preston, J.M. (2003) An analysis of residential location choice behaviour in Oxfordshire, UK: A combined stated preference approach. International Review of Public Administration, 8, (1), 103-114.
Preston, John (2002) The transaction cost economics of railways. [in special issue: Deregulation and Vertical Separation in the Railway Sector] Trasporti Europei, 20-21, 6-15.
Preston, J.M. and Van de Velde, D (2002) Competitive tendering of public transport. Transport Reviews, 22, (3), 336-345.
Preston, J.M. (2001) An overview of public transport reforms in Great Britain and forecasts for the future. International Journal of Transport Economics, 28, (1), 23-48.
Preston, John (2001) Franchising and re-franchising of passenger rail services in Britain. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1742, 1-8. (doi:10.3141/1742-01).

Book

Pagliara, Francesca, Preston, John and Simmonds, David (2010) Residential Location Choice - Models and Applications, London, GB, Springer, 250pp.
Rajé, Fiona, Grieco, Margaret, Hine, Julian and Preston, John (2004) Transport, demand management and social inclusion: the need for ethnic perspectives, Aldershot, UK, Ashgate, 184pp.
Preston, John, Smith, Helen Lawton and Starkie, David (eds.) (2000) Integrated Transport Policy. Implications for Regulation and Competition , Farnham, GB, Ashgate, 246pp. (Oxford Studies in Transport).
Mackie, Peter J. and Preston, John (eds.) (1996) The local bus market: A case study of regulatory change, Farnham Royal, GB, Avebury, 235pp. (Institute of Transport Studies Series).

Book Section

Preston, J.M. (2009) Public transport. In, Kitchin, Rob and Thrift, Nigel (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. , Elsevier, 452-459.
Preston, John (2008) Public transport subsidisation. In, Ison, Stephen and Rye, Tom (eds.) The Implementation and Effectiveness of Transport Demand Management Measures: An International Perspective. Aldershot, UK, Ashgate, 189-209.
Preston, J.M. (2008) Is Labour delivering a sustainable railway? In, Docherty, Iain and Shaw, Jon (eds.) Traffic Jam: Ten Years of 'Sustainable' Transport in the UK. Bristol, UK, Policy Press, 75-96.
Preston, J.M. and O'Connor, K. (2008) Revitalised transport geographies. In, Knowles, R., Shaw, J. and Docherty, I. (eds.) Transport Geographies: Mobilities, Flows and Spaces. , Blackwell, 227-237.
Preston, J.M. (2007) Transport: The movement of goods and people. In, Douglas, Ian, Huggett, Richard and Robinson, Mike (eds.) Companion Encyclopedia of Geography - The Environment and Humankind: Revised Edition. London, UK, Routledge, 199-212.
Preston, J. M. (2007) Contracting-out public transport planning: options and prospects. In, Rosario, M., Viegas, J. and Hensher, D.A. (eds.) Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport: Selected Papers from the 8th International Conference. USA, Elsevier, 171-188.
Preston, J.M. and Cowrie, J. (2005) Key performance indicators and data for monitoring and auditing: theme C. In, Hensher, David A. (ed.) Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport. 8th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 8) Oxford, UK, Elsevier, 549-560.
Preston, J. M. (2005) The road to Rio: a brief history of the international conferences on competition and ownership in land passenger transport. In, Macario, R., Viegas, J. and Hensher, D.A. (eds.) Competition and ownership in land passenger transport: selected papers from the 8th International Conference. USA, Elsevier, 7-20.
Preston, J.M., Button, K. and Hensher, D. (2005) Tendering of Services. In, Button, K. and Hensher, D. (eds.) Handbook of Transport Strategy, Policy and Institutions. , Elsevier Science, 65-82.
Preston, J.M., Huang, B. and Whelan, G. (2005) Determining optimal bus service provision: the role of quality in the service mix. In, Hensher, D.A. (ed.) Competition and ownership in land passenger transport: selected papers from the 8th International Conference. USA, Elsevier, 177-194. (THREDBO 8).
Preston, J.M. (2004) Moving Transport Geography Forward. In, Brian Hoyle Lecture in Transport Geography. International Geographical Union Conference , Oxford University Press.
Preston, J.M., Hayes, G. and Lehmkuhl, D. (2004) Transport. In, Compston, H. (ed.) Handbook of Public Policy in Europe: Britain, France and Germany. Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, 205-216.
Preston, J.M. and Havinden, M. (2003) The transport problem: some solutions. In, Havinden, M. (ed.) Visions for Oxford in the 21st century. Oxford, UK, Oxford Civic Society, 136-144.
Preston, J.M. (2003) A thoroughbred in the making?: The bus industry under Labour. In, Docherty, I. and Shaw, J. (eds.) A New Deal for Transport? Oxford, UK, Blackwell, 158-177. (RGS-IBG Book Series).
Preston, J.M. (2001) Bus service regulation and competition. In, Grayling, T. (ed.) Any More Fares? Delivering Better Bus Services. , Institure for Public Policy Research, 40-54.

Conference or Workshop Item

Park, Dae Soon, Preston, John M. and Blainey, Simon P. (2014) A model of modal shift policies in Seoul, Korea. In, 46th Universities' Transport Study Group Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, GB, 06 - 08 Jan 2014.
Blainey, S.P., Hickford, A.J. and Preston, J.M. (2013) Planning transport networks for an uncertain future: a UK case study. In, European Transport Conference 2013, Frankfurt, DE, 30 Sep - 02 Oct 2013.
Blainey, Simon P. and Preston, John M. (2013) Assessing long term capacity and demand in the rail sector. In, 13th World Conference on Transport Research, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 - 18 Jul 2013.
Blainey, S.P. and Preston, J.M. (2013) Extending geographically-weighted regression from points to flows: a rail-based case study. In, 45th Annual UTSG Conference, Oxford, GB, 02 - 04 Jan 2013.
Blainey, S.P., Preston, J.M. and McLeod, F.N. (2012) A long term capacity and demand assessment model for the UK transport system. In, European Transport Conference, Glasgow, GB, 08 - 10 Oct 2012.
Armstrong, J., Blainey, S.P., Preston, J.M. and Hood, I. (2011) Developing a CUI-based approach to network capacity assessment. In, 4th International Seminar on Railway Operations, Modelling and Analysis, 16 - 18 Feb 2011.
Blainey, Simon P., Preston, John M., Armstrong, J. and Hickford, A.J. (2011) Where the train doesn’t take the strain – an analysis of inter-urban journeys where rail is an unattractive option. In, 4th International Seminar on Railway Operations, Modelling and Analysis, Rome, IT,
Preston, J.M. (2010) Competition for long distance passenger rail services: the emerging evidence. In, 18th International Symposium on Transport Economics and Policy: the Future of Interurban Passenger Transport, Madrid, ES,
Blainey, S.P. and Preston, J.M. (2010) Gateways to prosperity? The long term impacts of new local railway stations. In, European Transport Conference, Glasgow, GB, 11 - 13 Oct 2010.
Blainey, S.P. and Preston, J.M. (2010) A geographically weighted regression based analysis of rail commuting around Cardiff, South Wales. In, 12th World Conference on Transport Research, Lisbon, PT, 11 - 15 Jul 2010.
Cascetta, E., Pagliara, F., Brancaccio, V. and Preston, J.M. (2010) Evaluating regeneration impacts of the Channel tunnel rail link. In, 12th World Conference on Transport Research, Lisbon, PT, 11 - 15 Jul 2010.
Armstrong, John and Preston, John (2010) Rail in the context of climate change: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. In, 12th World Conference on Transport Research, Lisbon, PT, 11 - 15 Jul 2010. 15pp.
Preston, J. M., Song, Y. and Ghali, K. (2010) iConnect: can engineering interventions to promote walking and cycling improve public health? In, Public Health Day, Southampton, GB,
Khadem Sameni, M., Preston, J.M. and Armstrong, J. (2010) Railway capacity challenge: measuring and managing in Britain. In, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Joint Rail Conference, Urbana, US, 27 - 29 Apr 2010.
Khadem Sameni, M., Preston, J.M. and Landex, A. (2010) Revising UIC methods for capacity analysis: revenue generating capacity. In, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Joint Rail Conference, Urbana, US, 27 - 29 Apr 2010.
Khadem-Semini, M. K., Preston, J. M. and Armstrong, J. (2010) Railway capacity challenge: measuring and managing. In, 42nd Annual UTSG Conference, Plymouth, UK, 05 - 07 Jan 2010.
Blainey, S.P. and Preston, J.M. (2009) Assessing the potential performance of new local railway stations. In, European Transport Conference, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 05 - 06 Oct 2009. 18pp.
Preston, J.M. (2009) What's So funny About peace, love and integration? In, International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport, Delft, The Netherlands,
Armstrong, J. and Preston, J.M. (2009) Alternative railway futures. In, Annual International Conference: Geography, Knowledge and Society, Manchester, UK, 26 - 28 Aug 2009.
Preston, J.M., Armstrong, J. and Docherty, I (2009) The economic case for high speed rail: the case of Glasgow-Edinburgh. In, Presented at the RGS/IBG Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 26 - 28 Aug 2009.
Armstrong, J. and Preston, J.M. (2009) Automating the production of train graphs and the calculation of CUI Values. In, 3rd International Seminar on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Engineering and Optimisation Approaches, Zurich, Switzerland,
Preston, J. M. and Batley, R. (2009) The impact of delays on passenger trains services. In, 2009 Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, 11 - 15 Jan 2009.
Preston, J.M. and Spear, J. (2008) Transport governance and city regions: the case of rail. In, Presented to the Transport Geography Research Group Session on Scales of Changing Transport Governance. RGS/IBG Annual Conference., Manchester, UK, 26 - 29 Aug 2009.
Preston, J. M., Blainey, S. P., Wardman, M., Chintakayala, P. K., Heywood, C., Sheldon, R. and Wall, G. T. (2008) The effect of station enhancements on rail demand. In, European Transport Conference 2008, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands, 06 - 08 Oct 2008.
Preston, J.M. (2008) The challenge we face - and how transport economics has helped. In, Plenary paper to the Universities' Transport Study Group 40th Annnual Conference
Preston, J.M. and Powell, J. (2008) Methodological issues in measuring and evaluating physical measures to promote walking and cycling. At 5th Cycling and Society Symposium, Bristol, UK, 08 - 09 Sep 2008.
Preston, J.M. (2007) The good, the bad and the ugly: A review of rail franchising in Britain. In, 10th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport, Queensland, Australia, 12 - 17 Aug 2007. , 103-113.
Armstrong, John and Preston, John (2007) Possible railway futures. In, Transport - The Next 50 Years, Christchurch, NZ, 25 - 27 Jul 2007. 21pp.
Preston, J.M., Armstrong, J. and Goodman, C.R. (2007) Decision support system for dynamic re-scheduling of trains under disturbance. In, Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Transport Research, Berkeley, USA, 24 - 28 Jun 2007.
Preston, J.M. and Wall, G.T. (2007) The impact of high speed trains on socio-economic activity. In, Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Transport Research, Berkeley, USA, 24 - 28 Jun 2007.
Armstrong, John, Preston, John and Carlson, Matt (2007) Automating the import of electronic timetable data to EMME/2-based public transport models. In, 2nd International Seminar on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Hannover, DE, 28 - 30 Mar 2007.
Wardman, M., Whelan, G. and Preston, J.M. (2007) Strategic forecasting of passenger rail demand in Great Britain. In, Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Transport Research, Berkeley, USA, 24 - 28 Jun 2007.
Preston, J.M. and Wall, G.T. (2007) Meeting rail passenger user needs: the role of information technologies. In, 11th World Conference on Transport Research, California, USA, 24 - 28 Jul 2007.
Preston, J.M., Wall, G.T. and Larbie, A. (2006) The impact of high speed trains on socio-economic activity: the case of Ashford (Kent). In, Fourth Conference on Railroad Industry Structure, Competition and Investment, Madrid, Spain, 19 - 21 Oct 2006.
Brand, C. and Preston, J.M. (2006) TEST - A tool for evaluating strategically integrated public transport. In, European Transport Conference, Strasbourg, France, 18 - 20 Sep 2006.
Weston, P., Goodman, C., Takagi, R., Bouch, C., Armstrong, J. and Preston, J. (2006) Minimising train delays in a mixed traffic railway network with consideration of passenger delay. In, 7th World Congress on Railway Research, Montréal, Canada, 04 - 08 Jun 2006.
Preston, J.M. (2005) The deregulation and privatisation of public transport in Britian: Twenty years on. In, Transport Reseach Foundation, Wokingham, UK, 05 May 2005. , p.16.

Monograph

Tran, Martino, Hall, Jim, Hickford, A.J., Nicholls, R.J., Alderson, D., Barr, S., Baruah, P., Beavan, R., Birkin, M., Blainey, S.P., Byers, E., Chaudry, M., Curtis, T., Ebrahimy, R., Eyre, N., Hiteva, R., Jenkins, N., Jones, C., Kilsby, C., Leathard, A., Manning, L., Otto, A., Oughton, E., Powrie, W., Preston, J.M., Watson, G.V.R and Zuo, C. (2014) National infrastructure assessment: Analysis of options for infrastructure provision in Great Britain, Interim results. Oxford, GB, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, 104pp.
Preston, J.M. (2004) Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford: annual report 2002. London, UK, Hemming Information Services
Mackett, R., Paulley, N., Preston, J.M., Shires, J., Titheridge, H., Wardman, M. and White, P. , Balcombe, R. (ed.) (2004) The demand for public transport: a practical guide. Wokingham, UK, TRL Limited, 246pp. (TRL593).
 

Research

Research Interests

Current research is focussed on two broad areas: demand, capacity and cost modelling for sustainable transport infrastructure (Track 21, Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium, Rail Capacity and Demand), with an emphasis on rail, and on the evaluation of transport interventions designed to promote sustainable choices (Centre for Sustainable Travel Choices, iConnect).

Primary research group:  Transportation Group

Research projects

iConnect (Impact of Constructing Non-Motorised Networks and Evaluating Changes in Travel)

Centre for Sustainable Travel Choices

Track 21 - Railway Track for the 21st Century

Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC)

Rail Capacity and Demand

Responsibilities

Head of Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Academic Unit.

Member of the Scientific Committee of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS).

Co-Chair of WCTRS Special Interest Group 13: Rail (see http://wctrs.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr)

Board Member of the International Association of Rail Operations Research (IAROR) (http://www.iaror.org/board.html)

Steering Committee Member of the International Conference on Competition and Ownership of Land Passenger Transport (and Conference Organiser in 1997 and 2013) (http://thredbo-conference-series.org)

Member of the Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis.

Teaching Responsibilities

Code Title Role
CENV6044  RESEARCH PROJECT: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND ENGINEERING Lecturer
CENV6112  TRANSPORT, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT Coordinator
CENV6152  PROJECT ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT Coordinator
CENV6153  TRANSPORT MODELLING Lecturer
CENV6016  TRANSPORT ECONOMICS Coordinator
CENV6101  PASSENGER AND FREIGHT TRANSPORT Lecturer

Contact

Prof. John Preston
Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 176/4003

Telephone: (023) 8059 4660
Email: J.M.Preston@soton.ac.uk