A brief outline of the present situation of the railway on the transport market is followed by a discussion of the effects of the EC's transport policy on the railways and their activities, particularly with respect to the infrastructure. Mention is made of the European Infrastructure Target Plan in connection with the railway's improvement and adaptation. The projects of the individual railway administrations are roughly outlined, highlighting their compliance with the guide lines of the target plan. In a review of the aspects of railway traction, the importance of electric traction is emphasized, with precedence being given to the train with motive power units at higher speeds and a further reduction of the multitude of different vehicle types being considered desirable. Procurements will decline in the course of the nest few years, since the structural changes have already reached an advanced stage, while a reserve of tractive stock has accumulated due to the decline in traffic volume. Nevertheless, the prospects for the future are characterised by a damped optimism.

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    Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung

    Luetzowstrasse 105-196
    1 Berlin 30,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Lehmann, H
  • Publication Date: 1976-7


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 219-224
  • Serial:
    • Glasers Annalen ZEV
    • Volume: 100
    • Issue Number: 7/8
    • Publisher: Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung
    • ISSN: 0373-322X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM