ROUTE DEVELOPMENT FOR HIGH-SPEED RUNNING: HELPING TO IMPROVE THE DB'S MARKET POSITION

The article gives a comprehensive description of the route developments being undertaken by the DB. State financing and project evaluation by means of cost-use analysis are examined by way of the concept of "Development routes" in connection with Federal transport route planning. Discussion of the technical fundamentals shows that upon completion of the work the developed routes will be up to the future standard for main traffic routes. Apart from describing the capacity-increasing measures, the author gives special attention to the steps taken to permit a speed increase to 200 km/h. The minimum route parameters, the requirements to be met by structures and permanent way, and the updating and enlargement of the signalling equipment are discussed. The author concludes with the hope that the efforts to overcome other infrastructural defects of the DB will be continued.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Linkhagner, W
    • Mohr, H
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM