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Mahpour A, Kazemi Naeini K. Investigating the social effects of Covid-19 pandemic in the passenger sector of railroad transportation (Case study: Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran). IJRARE 2021; 8 (1) :43-52
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Islamic Republic of Iran Railways.
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The spread of the corona virus has significantly affected human life. One of the most important sectors that has been affected by the spread of Covid-19 virus in the world is the transportation industry. Reviewing the statistics shows a 71% decrease in the number of train passengers and a loss of 414 million Dollar due to the decrease in rail travel in the first ten months of March 2020- January 2021 comparing to the same period in March 2019- January 2020. With the purpose of identifying the effective factors and the effect of variables related to the spread of Covid-19 virus on Iranian rail transportation, in this paper, meanwhile the effects of this disease on the transportation industry in worldwide scale has been reviewed briefly, its effects on the passenger transportation section of intercity trains are investigated in commuter train and long-distance categories. This study was performed by analyzing 390 questionnaires designed and distributed among people who have traveled by train during March 2017 or December 2019 (before the outbreak of the virus). The results of multivariate analysis of variance showed that there are significant differences between number of family personal vehicles (p < 0.01), passenger income level (p < 0.05), having underlying disease (p < 0.001), correct and accurate knowledge about corona, (p < 0.05) rail travel safety in terms of virus transmission (p < 0.01) and using train, choosing an alternative transportation system and not using rail transportation during the epidemic spread of the Covid-19 virus.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Railway track and structures

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