The German InterCity Express (ICE) is the product of a series of developments dating back to the late 1960s when the declining contribution of rail in Germany's rapidly growing transportation sector was first officially recognized. This generated a program to update the infrastructure and rolling stock, improve quality and service, differentiate market segments, identify matching products and integrate services, and restructure the Deutsche Bundesbahn. The ICE is one piece of the program to improve transportation in Germany. In comparison to other high-speed trains the ICE is the most comfortable, but it may not be as fast or as frequent. However it appears to be succeeding in its chosen market sector. Its future development, in comparison with its nearest competitor, the French TGV, should prove interesting.

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    • This issue of 'Built Environment' is based on working papers produced by the Institute of Urban and Regional Development, Univ. of California at Berkeley, for the California High-Speed Train Study, financed by the California Dept. of Transportation and the US DOT through the Univ. of California Transportation Center.
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    Alexandrine Press

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  • Authors:
    • Sands, B
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 203-212
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  • Accession Number: 00666363
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 19, No. 3/4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1994 12:00AM