This expanded and revised fifth edition of The Geography of Transport Systems provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field with a broad overview of its concepts, methods and areas of application. Aimed mainly at an undergraduate audience, it provides an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation and focuses on how the mobility of passengers and freight is linked with geography.

The book is divided into ten chapters, each covering a specific conceptual dimension, including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts, and updated with the latest information available. The fifth edition offer new and updated material on information technologies and mobility, e-commerce, transport and the economy, mobility and society, supply chains, security, pandemics, energy and the environment and climate change. With over 140 updated figures and maps, The Geography of Transport Systems presents transportation systems at different scales ranging from global to local.

This volume is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interested in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering. A companion web site, which contains additional material such as photographs, maps, figures and PowerPoint presentations, has been developed for the book and can be found here: https://transportgeography.org/


chapter 1|55 pages

Transportation and geography

chapter 2|34 pages

Transportation and the spatial structure

chapter 3|34 pages

Transportation, economy and society

chapter 4|27 pages

Transport, energy and environment

chapter 5|57 pages

Transportation modes

chapter 6|40 pages

Transportation terminals

chapter 7|35 pages

Trade, logistics and freight distribution

chapter 8|39 pages

Urban transportation

chapter 9|32 pages

Transport planning and policy

chapter 10|42 pages

Methods in transport geography

chapter |22 pages


Challenges for transport geography