APPRAISAL OF THE MAGLEV LINK BERLIN - HAMBURG AND THE CONCEPT OF MIXED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FINANCE

This paper describes the methods applied for estimating the demand which could be diverted from other modes/destinations to the Maglev link Hamburg-Berlin. As it is thought that the DBAG (the former national railway company) will become the main operator of the system, it was very important to quantify the effects of the Maglev on the total network of the DBAG. Therefore an integrated approach including all competitive and complementary relationships had to be developed on the base of the forecasted traffic flows for the Federal Transportation Investment Plan. As one of the objectives was to optimise the location of the stations, a detailed modeling of the regional travel demand (zones, demand segments) and of the networks for interregional and intraregional traffic was necessary. This means that the existing large intercity traffic flow model had to be combined with detailed urban flow models for Hamburg and Berlin. As the German Maglev system is monovalent and cannot operate on existing tracks of the railways including the railway stations one of the major issues of planning is to choose the locations of the stations. A number of alternative locations have been investigated checking the local feasibilities and the requirements of town planning as well as the possibilities for modal interfaces. By combining the most promising locations altogether 7 alternatives for the design of a Maglev track Hamburg-Berlin were derived. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 867721.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 77-99

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  • Accession Number: 00676007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-263-5
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1995 12:00AM