ECONOMIC ASPECT OF THE HIGH-SPEED RAILROADS

L'ASPECT ECONOMIQUE DES GRANDES VITESSES FERROVIAIRES

High-speed railway transport is a profitable operation wherever valid markets exist, which is already the case of the major national or European lines. The cost involved operation of a railway line with trains running at 250-300 km/h are such that they provide an income higher than the cost of outlays for the infrastructure, thereby yielding a profit for new lines. However, high train speeds are not economically feasible because there is every reason to think that the increase in costs cannot offset the small increase in a potential market which is already practically covered at 300 km/h. Beyond the intrinsic profitability of such projects and the benefit which users will derive from high-speed trains, it is neccessary also to stress the benefit to the collectivity, whose development will be contributed to by high-speed overland transport with minimum expenditure and ecological disturbances.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federation Nationale des Trav Publ & des Synd Aff

    6 Avenue Pierre Premier de Serbie
    Paris 16e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Roumeguere, P
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 8-11
  • Serial:
    • Travaux
    • Issue Number: 470
    • Publisher: Federation Nationale des Trav Publ & des Synd Aff

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1976 12:00AM