The continually increasing traffic demands in passenger and goods traffic call for integrated planning of investments where, in addition to economic criteria applying to individual undertakings, socio-economic criteria as well as criteria outside the sphere of economics must be taken into account. By making the most of the possibilities of improved organization and rationalisation as well as of the potentialities, due to track guidance, of automation and applied cybernetics, it will still be possible to achieve considerable improvements in the performance of railway transport which also has environmental advantages. In high-speed long-distance passenger traffic, for instance, the attractiveness of the service (resulting, inter alia, in additional traffic generated by the increased speed) will have a decisive bearing on capacity utilization and, therefore, on productivity.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • HEIMERL, G
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

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  • Accession Number: 00057506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1974 12:00AM