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Professor John Preston

Professor John Preston

Professor in Rail Transport

Research interests

  • Demand, capacity and cost modelling for sustainable transport infrastructure.
  • The design, monitoring and evaluation of transport interventions designed to promote sustainable choices.
  • The determination of pathways for future mobility transitions to net zero carbon.

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Address: Boldrewood Campus, Burgess Road, SO16 7QF (View in Google Maps)


John Preston is Professor of Rail Transport within the Department of Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southampton. He was Head of the Transportation Group for eight years (2008-2010 and 2015-20). He was Head of the Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Academic Unit (2011-2014) and Head of the School of Civil Engineering and the Environment (2010-11). 

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