INTERCITY RAIL TRANSPORT

THE AUTHOR EXAMINES THE GROWING DEMANDS FOR INTERCITY TRANSPORT IN WESTERN EUROPE AND THE SOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: IMPROVEMENTS IN RAIL SERVICES. CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITIONAL SUPER-HIGHWAYS, AND BUILDING OF NEW AIRPORTS AND EXTENSION OF EXISTING AIR TERMINALS AND AIRCRAFT FLEETS. THE PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL CONSTRAINTS PLACED UPON ROAD AND AIR TRANSPORT ARE CONSIDERED, AND ATTENTION IS SHOWN TO THE LIKELIHOOD OF A PROGRESSIVE DECLINE IN THE QUALITY OF SERVICE THEY OFFER COMPARED TO RAIL ROAD SERVICES. DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF HIGH-SPEED RAILWAY SERVICES OPERATING IN VARIOUS EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, JAPAN AND THE USA, AND OF SOME UNCONVENTIONAL RAIL SYSTEMS: TRACKED AIR CUSHION VEHICLE (TACV), MAGNETIC SUSPENSION, HOCHLEISTUNGSSCHNELLBAHN (HSB) (A TRACKED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM WHICH BY-PASS ALL CITIES, THE TERMINALS OF WHICH ARE LOCATED ON THE PERIPHERY OF THE URBAN AREAS IT TRAVERSES).

  • Authors:
    • Orski, C K
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

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  • Accession Number: 00242830
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 3 1981 12:00AM