Within the last 10 years, maximum speeds of 100 and 75 km/h which had been in force on the broad and metre gauge respectively for many decades have been raised to 130 and 100 km/h. This was possible because careful research revealed ways in which new rolling stock and costly strengthening of the infrastructure could be avoided, still keeping maintenance within acceptable limits. Research into still higher speeds continues, but there is more emphasis now on increasing the weight of trains so as to raise capacity.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Jacob, K A
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

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  • Accession Number: 00302137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM