ALTERNATIVES TO AIR: A FEASIBLE CONCEPT FOR THE TORONTO-OTTAWA-MONTREAL CORRIDOR-SUMMARY REPORT

An evaluation of the economic feasibility of high-speed guided ground passenger systems over selected routings linking Toronto, Ottawa, Mirabel and Montreal (CIGGT Report No. 80-4) is summarized. Three candidate ground systems--a 450 km/h magnetically-levitated (Maglev) system, a 260 km/h electrified high-speed railway (HSR) operating on a dedicated double track in a new right-of-way, and a 200 km/h diesel-electric intermediate-speed railway (ISR) operating on partial double track in a combination of new and existing rights-of-way--together with the air mode--conventional (CTOL) and short take-off and landing (STOL) are examined under different economic-activity and petroleum-availability assumptions. Schedules of full cost recovery ticket-cost equivalents are developed as the basis for evaluation. The results indicate that a high-speed ground system serving this corridor would enjoy a substantial (and growing) advantage over the air mode under the study assumptions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 

    Transport Canada Research and Development Centre

    1000 Sherbrooke Street, West, P.O. Box 549
    Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R3,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Lake, R W
    • Boon, C J
    • English, G W
    • SCHWIER, C
    • Fitzpatrick, C
    • Bunting, P M
    • Eastham, A R
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TP 2827 Summ Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 4248
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM