EUROPEAN TRANSPORT OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARS

Despite the slow-down in economic growth rates it seems clear that the volume of traffic in Europe will have approximately doubled by the year 2000. To cope with this increase, the author looks at two possibilites: Restrictions on road use, and a major restructuring of the railways--namely to reserve the main lines of the existing rail system for goods traffic. The latter would triple current peak goods-carrying capacity. A new high-speed transport system should be constructed to cope with the passenger traffic. This would be much cheaper than constructing new motorways and would consume less energy.

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  • Authors:
    • BOULADON, G
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 264-271
  • Serial:
    • Futures
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Elsevier
    • ISSN: 0016-3287

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM