Experience in the Planning of High Speed Rail Lines: From Feasibility Studies to the Construction Project

by A. López Pita, Universitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain,
E. Roig Solés, Universitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Speed Ground Transportation Systems I: Planning and Engineering


For the construction of a new line for high speed traffic, a series of technical, commercial and economic studies must be carried out for each of the parts of the planning stage: the feasibility study, the pre-project and the construction project. The purpose of this report is to describe the experience obtained during the execution of these studies; to specify the level of precision obtained regarding the proposed route and the cost of the line with the different working scales (1:25,000 in the feasibility study; 1:5000 in the pre-project and 1:1000 in the construction project).

Subject Headings: Feasibility studies | Rail transportation | Construction management | Project management | Economic factors | Traffic speed | Routing (transportation) | Traffic analysis

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