The paper examines the 174ml rail link between Edmonton and Calgary, and discusses the possibilities of improving the service provided on this line. Although at present having the smallest share of the passenger traffic market, this transport corridor could be upgraded through the use of high-speed trains and a more frequent and reliable service. The paper describes the current railway system and its operating costs, together with technical aspects of improving the service offered, and also costs. It also evaluates a number of alternative service improvements. The conclusions consider the market groups for which an improved service would be intended, its effect on other transport modes and long-term energy savings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Jahnsen, S
    • Maxne, J
    • MORRALL, J
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00170023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM