THE RAILROAD'S POSITION IN VERY HIGH SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENTS
High speed attracts customers. From the standpoint of a railroad enterprise, this trend is interesting, because high speed trains constitute one of the most profitable services. Although the fares charged for using high speed trains are often higher than normal fares, their seat occupancy rate is always high. Therefore, SNCF, like most railroad companies has been continuously increasing the running speed of its trains, chiefly for the last 20 years, thus obtaining a double success: enlarging its clientele and developing its most profitable service.
- A paper recommended by the IEEE Land Transportation Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society for presentation at the 1974 Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 2-4, 1974.
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- TESSIER, M
- Publication Date: 1973-12
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: High speed rail; Passenger service
- Identifier Terms: Societe nationale des chemins de fer francais
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00054002
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM