The TGV Network and the Environment

by Jean-Yves Taillé, SNCF, Paris, France,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: The French TGV network construction shows that the conservation of the environment can be managed in a cost-effective way. Different aspects of the environmental impact of the high speed rail are discussed here including: use of environmentally safe energy; protection of the hydrographic network; protection of wildlife; prevention of noise.

Subject Headings: Noise pollution | Hydro power | Railroad trains | Construction management | Hydrographs | Wildlife

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