NEW VERY HIGH SPEED RAILWAY LINES AS A FUNDAMENTAL FACTOR OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MAIN ARTERIES OF THE EUROPEAN NETWORK

Of the 250,000 km of line in the European network, about 40,000 km have been identified as "European main arteries." To meet requirements of capacity and quality for handling expanding freight and passenger traffic, these lines are getting special attention with some of them already being upgraded for high speeds and heavy traffic. This report considers the economic value of very high speeds on these routes, the potential and problems involved in building new lines which would not accomodate conventional equipment, and specific consideration of such lines as French National Railways' Paris South East project and certain international routes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • TESSIER, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 283-294
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM