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: Noise pollution | Railroad trains | Hydro power | Rapid transit systems | Financial management | Rail transportation | Occupational safety | Transportation safety

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