High Speed Rail Planning, Policy, and Engineering, Volume I: Overview of Development and Engineering Requirements (Paperback)

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High Speed Rail Planning, Policy and Engineering looks at the question of where a high-speed passenger rail line would be most productive and how it could be profitable. It investigates the political issues confronting high-speed rail funding and location. This first volume looks at recent achievements in high-speed rail, including record high speeds for trains operating with steel wheels on steel rail. It also covers the history of high-speed rail operations, particularly in the United States. The book examines possible existing routes for development of high-speed rail systems, how right-of-way and terminals might be configured, and the possibilities of track structure. This volume also reviews operating parameters, including the relationship between cost and speed, the issue of security in all aspects as relates to high-speed rail, and different types of high-speed rail systems are evaluated, including true purpose-built high-speed systems, hybrid systems, and what are called blended systems.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781606508350
ISBN-10: 1606508350
Publisher: Momentum Press
Publication Date: February 8th, 2016
Pages: 180
Language: English