The author, President of Netherlands Railways, speculates on the future of rail transport faced with the speed at which the components of the social system change. In the Netherlands the high cost of energy is bringing about a switch from private transport to public transport tailored to real needs. This growth will involve reviewing the whole transport system and its operation, and the Government will therefore have to choose priorities involving sometimes difficult options. In conclusion, the author hopes for the improvement of the railway infrastructure, both through new construction and also through enhancement of the capacity of the existing system.

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    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • PLOEGER, L F
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 485-488
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM