SURVEY TO DETERMINE THE POTENTIAL FOR IMPROVED RAIL ADVANCED VEHICLE SERVICE. WORK UNIT II. RAIL COST ANALYSIS

The report presents cost data for evaluating the future role of improved high-speed rail passenger service. The costs presented here are at a level of detail which is sufficient for cost-benefit trade-off analysis between different levels of speed and service. Costs which are a function of speed are treated explicitly. Such costs include both capital investment and mantenance and operating costs for 80 mph and 120 mph operation. Each major area of railroad cost is treated to a level of detail which allows specific analysis of a corridor without dependence on generalized averages from other corridors. The application of the costs is demonstrated in an example of cost analysis of a specific corridor service. The example includes comparisons of the effects of speed and load factor.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Laughlin, M
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 127 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20005
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM