Imperial College London

Dr Nigel G Harris

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Honorary Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 6093n.harris




Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





PhD thesis (1987, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne) "The Maximisation of Net Revenue on Inter-Urban Railway Routes"


Research interests in:

railway profitability

fares policy

generalised cost theory and network modelling

timetabling & simulation

performance management (especially of station dwell times)


Recent papers:

Harris, N G (2013) “Estimating the Profitability of the British East Coast Main Line”, Proc. ICE 166. (3) pp. 168-173.

Harris, N G, Graham, D J, Anderson, R J & Li, H (2014, forthcoming) "The Impact of Urban Rail Boarding and Alighting Factors", Trans. Res. Board.