PLANNING NEW INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY LINES IN THE NETHERLANDS: NATIONAL VALUE VERSUS LOCAL IMPACT - A EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE

The Netherlands seek to maintain their function as a gateway to Europe through Amsterdam airport and the Rotterdam harbour. Traffic by road and air from and to the hinterland of these mainports is an environmental burden. In national transport policy a new freight trunk link towards Germany and a line for the French TGV high speed train are planned to compete with these transport modes and to comply with developments in the neighbouring countries. Both railway lines for which project assessments including EIS have been made meet with economic scepsis and with fierce local resistance, not only from the public but also from local authorities. The causes of these are analysed comparing rail and road projects, and planning and design procedures in the two cases. For the covering abstract see IRRD 866258.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 43-55

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00668662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-259-7
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM