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


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: Rail transportation | Noise pollution | Railroad trains | Construction management | Hydro power | Hydrographs | Wildlife | Rapid transit systems

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