With 9,360 route-km electrified at the end of 1970, it appeared SNCF had reached the economic limit for this type of propulsion. The 1973 oil crisis brought a swift change and the pace of main line electrification is again increasing. By 2000 an additional 4,000 route-km will have been added, covering most main lines. When the program is complete, 82 percent of intercity passenger, 100 percent of commuters into Paris and 88 percent of freight will be electrically hauled, yielding valuable savings in oil imports. The method of assessing such projects, energy costs, network costs and network benefits are all discussed.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
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  • Authors:
    • Dupuy, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Accession Number: 00189068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM