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Passenger Demand Forecasting Scheme

Welcome to the online resource of the Passenger Demand Forecasting Scheme

Passenger Demand Forecasting Scheme

This site is provided for Members of the Passenger Demand Forecasting Scheme.

The Passenger Demand Forecasting Scheme (PDF Scheme) is a scheme which is owned and governed by TOCs and other rail industry participants under the umbrella of the Passenger Demand Forecasting Council (PDFC).

The main purpose of the scheme is to procure research into demand forecasting issues relevant to the rail industry and to maintain and develop the Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook (PDFH).

The Council offers consultancies and other organisations involved in the field the opportunity to become PDF Scheme Associate Members and gain access to this valuable resource.

If you would like to find out more about the Scheme Members and how to join please use the links below.

Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook

The PDFH summarises over twenty years of research on rail demand forecasting, providing guidance on aspects such as the effects of service quality, fares and external factors on rail demand. It is recognised within the industry as the key source of evidence in this area. The Handbook is provided to all Full and Associate members as a web-based version.

More information about PDFH can be found using the link below.

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    Members Area

    This section is reserved for Full or Associate Members of the PDF Scheme only. Click on the button, then enter your username and password to access the PDF Scheme information that accords to your level of membership.