High speed rail - into the future

An edited extract from the Sir Robert Reid Lecture given by Guillaume Pepy, Chief Executive Officer of SNCF and Chairman of Eurostar, to the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in February 2007 in London, UK is presented. The opportunities available to the rail industry are discussed with reference to the opening of new high speed lines and new investment in trains and high-speed lines. Pepy discusses the following six questions: (1) what do customers want from the rail industry? (2) how should the TGV high speed business model develop? (3) what regulation should govern the 'open access' market? (4) can high speed rail truly be an alternative to air travel? (5) how will our world partners in the train construction industry move forward? and (6) how fast is fast enough?


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 60-3
  • Monograph Title: Heavy rail: London's saviour?
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 64
    • Issue Number: 702
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01061102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 2:22PM