STRUCTURAL DESIGN CRITERIA FOR THE NEW LINES OF THE GERMAN FEDERAL RAILWAY CONFORMING TO THE OBJECTIVES OF THE EUROPEAN INFRASTRUCTURE MASTER PLAN

In 1971, the European railway administrations cooperating under the auspices of the UIC decided to initiate investigations into the possiblities of improving the European railway network on the basis of uniform standards on an international scale. The Planning Committee was asked to prepare a corresponding plan. The first result of this effort has been the draft of a "European Infrastructure Master Plan -- First Preparatory Stage" which was submitted to the UIC Management Committee in the summer of 1973 and unanimously adopted by it. Meanwhile, in the autumn of 1973, this plan was published and submitted to the Governments in the East and West so that the political objectives may also be included. The Master Plan is based on the recognition on the part of the European railway administrations that they are confronted with broadly the same problems. The railway network must be adapted to the economic and technical development which has occurred during the 20th century. Although the present financial situation of the German Federal Railway cannot be regarded as rosy, the construction of the new lines is essential to its improvement and therefore also to the future of the German Federal Railway. This assessment is also reflected in the thirteen objectives indicated by the Federal Minister of Transport to the Board of Management of the German Federal Railway at the end of 1974.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Zeuge, H
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 371-396
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM