PRAGMATIC STEPS TO SHORTER JOURNEY TIMES IN RAIL PASSENGER TRANSPORT

On the present DB system, "speed reserves" still exist for traction and rolling stock with best running characteristics. Except for the high-speed route sections, where speeds of up to 200 km/h are now already attained, such reserves are estimated to be about 10 to 15 per cent. The higher speeds are possible without using coach-body tilt control, yet allow present standards of passenger comfort to be maintained with only very minor technical outlay. Use of coach-body tilt control permits a further speed-up. In order to allow speed to be increased when trains pass non-stop through a relatively small number of stations, consideration is being given to the provision of special through tracks with extra superelevation where necessary for high-speed long-distance trains. The moderate speed increase recommended can probably be achieved without appreciable extra cost, and the expected gain in passengers numbers would help improve the DB's finances.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • BREIMEIER, R
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM