METHODS TO REDUCE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS ON RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND MODERNISATION (A STAGE-BY-STAGE APPROACH)

Experience has shown that newly opened railway lines are characterised by considerable traffic growth during the first 15 to 30 years. However, if the initial volume of traffic is overestimated the railway will have a surplus capacity during its early life and a considerable portion of the initial capital investment will not be utilised effectively. The aim of the article is to analyze a method of increasing line capacity by stages as traffic develops so that an optimum return on invested capital is constantly obtained.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Vol. 11 No. 11, November 1980 issue.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Kondratchenko, A P
    • Turbin, J V
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 629-644
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM