HIGH SPEED RAIL LINE LATEST IN MASSIVE GERMAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
Outgoing Chancellor Helmut Kohl inaugurated a new $3 billion (DM 5 billion) high-speed rail link between Hanover and Berlin, Germany, 6 years under construction. One of 17 German Unity projects, designed to improve the neglected infrastructure in the eastern part of the country, the new line forms part of a high speed international East West rail link that reduces the 263 km (164 mi) trip by 59 minutes. Trains will travel along some segments of the line, part of the new European high speed rail link from Paris, France, to Berlin at speeds ranging up to 250 kph (156 mph). Under the German Unity infrastructure improvement program, some 5,300 km (3,312 mi) of track and some 11,500 km (7,187 mi) of roads have been built or improved.
- This publication is included as a special insert in the Fall 1998-Winter 1999 issue (Volume 77, Number 4-Volume 78, Number 1) of AASHTO Quarterly.
- Publication Date: 1998
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: p. 1
- AASHTO International Transportation Observer
- Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
- TRT Terms: Development; Government funding; High speed rail; Infrastructure; Railroads; Transportation
- Geographic Terms: Germany
- Subject Areas: Finance; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00766225
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 20 1999 12:00AM