For Regional Railcars, a 'Higher-Speed' Reality

Regional/commuter rail agencies will be counted on to make adjustments if North American high speed rail gains a foothold through a shared-use, incremental approach. These same agencies can be counted on for much the same response if one or more European-style separated high speed rail corridors emerge. In preparing to accommodate a second operator, transit properties are upgrading their own equipment capabilities in order to better adjust to a new reality. The author presents the views of Alstom, Bombardier, and Siemens in regard to the changing North American playing field. These include new trainset designs and options.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 21-22
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  • Accession Number: 01154595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2010 5:00PM