G.Rajeshwari and Dr.Tamilchelvi
Transport facility is an important aspect of infrastructure facilitating the movement of goods and people from one place to another. To keep pace with the changing business paradigms along with its growing needs of the hour ensuring availability of sufficient transport facility is necessary. In this concept, railways remained as energy efficient transport mode ideally suited for long distance travel as well as perfect suited for bulk mode of transport. Indian railways offer many services; the preferences and needs of the passengers are dynamic. It differs among the passengers based on their age, occupational status, purpose of travel and other factors. There are various factors that influence the passengers to prefer rail transport when other modes such as air transport and bus transport facilities are available. In this aspect, this paper highlights the factors influencing the passengers to prefer rail transport.