Soviet Railways approach high-speed passenger traffic as a factor capable of significantly contributing to better standards of transportation services offered to the population on some lines which have to carry the largest amounts of people. Relevant research provides decisions upon railway equipment and machinery necessary for speeds within the 200-250 km/h range on existing lines combining freight and passenger traffic and on specialized high-speed mainlines, respectively. Major lines on which high-speed trains will be extremely useful have been selected, the Moscow-Leningrad mainline being given priority. The necessary rolling stock, automatic train control systems and new types of turnouts have been developed which, based on the reconstruction of the Moscow-Leningrad line, provides for regular running of high-speed trains. Prospective directions for new specialized high-speed lines have been explored. Targets for the high-speed mainline connecting Moscow with the resort zone in the South of European USSR have been defined, including the basic parameters and costs. These results will be used to decide upon further development of the transport system within the respective areas. Further research is underway in view of the prospects of making highspeed railway services an integral part of the over-all transportation system of the USSR.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Koloziazhnyi, N V
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Accession Number: 00315132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM