The Singularity of Spanish Railway High Speed

by M. Losada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


The Madrid-Seville line has been the main target in many action programmes pursuing the improvement of its insufficient capacity. In 1987, the Government proposed a high speed line (250 km.p.h; 156 miles per hour) with a completely new outlay from Getafe (close to Madrid) to Cordoba, together with a reform of the existing Cordoba Seville section (130 km; 80 miles). In addition, the Government decided to adopt the standard European gauge on this line, instead of the Spanish wide guage.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Government | Urban and regional development | Topography | Structural design | Statistics | Standards and codes | Spain | Europe | Madrid

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