POSSIBLE SPEED INCREASE ON EXISTING RAILROAD SYSTEMS: THE S.N.C.F. CASE

The purpose of this paper is to analyse problems to be solved in order to increase speed over a system which was not initially designed for high performances, and to bring out the solutions adopted by the S.N.C.F. It will be seen that possible speed increases remain limited. If there is very good reason for much higher speeds, then new lines must be built. The limitations in speed increases which result from the track itself and from its layout are imposed either by safety reasons or by passenger's comfort conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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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  • Authors:
    • Autruffe, H
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM