This paper examines planning and operating aspects involved with designing new railways in developing countries. Much of the data was collected during a feasibility study of a new high-speed railway line in Iraq. It was concluded that a new freight-only railway would be economically viable with benefits to the national economy exceeding the financial returns to the railway administration. A traffic model must precede the civil engineering activities operations planning.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Seminar on Transport Planning in Developing Countries held 11 to 13, July 1978, during the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting at the University of Warwick, England. Co-sponsored by the Transportation Research Board.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    109 Bedford Chambers, 4 King Street
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hartley, P M
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 138-147

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189799
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Seminar F Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM