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    Public transport accessibility and housing value uplift: evidence from the Docklands Light Railway in London

    Zhe, S. and Mengqiu, C. and Han, Tingting and Robin, H. (2019) Public transport accessibility and housing value uplift: evidence from the Docklands Light Railway in London. Case Studies on Transport Policy 7 (3), pp. 607-616. ISSN 2213‐624X.

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    Public transport infrastructure is essential to city development, improving accessibility and allowing people to engage in activities, allowing travel by environmentally-friendly modes, and also creating economic benefits. This study investigates the impacts of public transport accessibility on development, examining changes in housing prices, and applying hedonic modelling. London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is selected as a case study. The findings show that residential properties in station catchment areas of the south-eastern and northern branches of the DLR have a premium respectively of 0.352% and 0.093% per 100m proximity to a station. By assessing inclusive variables, it is found that housing value is also determined by the property’s own features and the neighbourhood, particularly the property tenure. The detected housing value uplift implies that the provision of good public transport is crucial in policy making, especially in areas with poor public transport accessibility. Moreover, since transport investment is partly capitalised in housing projects, we suggest that future transport infrastructure investment and housing development should be set within a framework of value capture policies.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Transport accessibility, Transport infrastructure, Transport investment, Public transport, Docklands Light Railway, Land value uplift, House pricesLondon
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Data Analytics, Birkbeck Institute for
    Depositing User: Tingting Han
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2019 17:40
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:46


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