THE BENEFITS OF RAILROAD ELECTRIFICATION

After noting that conditions vary considerably in different countries and even on different railroads in the same country, the author/observes that British experience should be applicable and useful in the U.S. While conceding that freight traffic characteristics differ substantially, it is noted that Britain has experienced increased passenger revenues because of the effects of electrification on both interurban and suburban passenger operations. In addition to generating new traffic, operations have been improved and staff reduced. There are also socioeconomic benefits. The author warns that stop/go policies can increase the overall cost of electrification.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Systems and Management Association

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    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Bowick, D M
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. A37-A45
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM