BUILDING THE WORLD'S FASTEST RAILWAY

The first segment of French National Railway's Paris-Sud-Est line is due to open in 1981 and the high-speed trains will traverse the entire 400-km route to Lyon in 1983. Construction work has proceeded without unexpected delays due to the thorough geological surveying done well in advance. There are 540 bridges and viaducts, the majority constructed to standard designs. All bridge decks will be ballasted. Special measures have been taken to minimize environmental effects while maintaining standards that could permit future operations at 300 km/h.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Prud'homme, A
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Accession Number: 00189069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM