Maglev vs. High Speed Rail in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor: A Comparison of Costs and Revenues

by Ata M. Khan, Carleton Univ, Ottawa, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


This paper reports an investigation of cost and revenue for high speed rail vs. maglev systems serving selected links in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor (Canada). Information on the Corridor socio-economic and transportation characteristics is provided. The concept of costing and the methodology for estimating cost and revenue are described. For the high speed rail and maglev options, cost and revenue are compared.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Benefit cost ratios | Revenues | Magnetic levitation trains | Transportation corridors | Comparative studies | Railroad trains | Economic factors | Canada | Quebec

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