Aesthetics in High Speed Rail Projects
Aesthetics is critical to the public acceptance and quality of the experience of a high-speed rail system. Social, functional, visual, kinetic, and symbolic aesthetics have specific design...

High Speed Rail vs. Maglev in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor: A Comparison of Energy Impacts and Emissions
This paper reports energy impacts and emissions for two high speed ground transportation systems that are considered for implementation in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor (Canada). In...

Intercity Travel Demand Modeling and Forecasting for High Speed Rail Service in the Quebec-Ontario Corridor
This paper describes the application of intercity travel demand models and preparation of ridership and revenue forecasts for the Ontario/Quebec Rapid Train Task Force in 1990. The development...

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

The Megabight Barrier / Maglev Way—Innovative Siting of High Speed Ground Transportation...Offshore
Air and road traffic congestion around cities, e.g., in the BOSWASH corridor, can be reduced by high speed rail systems. But high speed trains on elevated rails/guideways encounter extra...

High Speed Rail Loading Scenario and Dynamic Tuning of Track
Similarities and differences exist between conventional and high speed rail (HSR) infrastructure design. The differences stem from the dynamic nature of the HSR loading scenario and the...

Aerodynamic Resistance of Trains Running Through a Tunnel
In what follows, some previously published results and formulae have been combined in order to obtain an applicable tool for evaluating the energy consumption of trains in tunnel as a...

The Use of Multibody Software in the Wheel/Rail Contact as Applied to Very High Speed Tests
How strange may it be, the behaviour of railway vehicles depend on contact forces developing between wheels and rails inside patches of no more than 1 cm2....

Implementation and Maintenance of a TGV Line
Because of the success of the TGV in France since the opening date in 1981, SNCF plans to implement 2800 miles of new line in the next 20 years. A new line project poses two management...

Planning a Nationwide High Speed Rail Freight and Passenger Network
Planning for high speed rail networks is better done at the national level when considering widespread public benefits of these networks, and is essential when dealing with institutional...

The French Master Plan for High-Speed Rail Services
Some 4,700 km (2,919 mi) of new line designed to operate at speeds of 350 to 400 kph (217 to 248 mph), associated with a network totaling some 11,000 km (6,832 mi) of existing lines upgraded...

The Technology of X2000—ABB's High Speed Tilting Train
The X2000 High Speed Tilting Train was developed by Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) in cooperation with the Swedish State Railways (SJ). The purpose of the project was to reduce trip times on...

The TGV Rolling Stock—Its Evolution and Capabilities
The TGV has achieved a revolution in passenger rail service in France and in Europe. The subject of this paper is the TGV rolling stock, the distribution between three generations, the...

Digital Mapping for Road Navigation in Japan
In Japan, more than 300,000 vehicles are presently equipped with car navigation systems. Development of these systems had been greatly aided by the completion of a standardized digital...

Pier Scour Equations Used in China
This report describes the equations used in the People's Republic of China for estimating scour depth at bridge structures. The equations were worked out from model and field data at the...

Scour Retrofit Case Studies for Arizona
Scour retrofit involves a coordinated analysis and joint determination of action by several engineering disciplines: typically, geotechnical, hydraulic and structural engineering. The...

Ballast Water Treatment Effluent Dispersion Studies
Treated tanker ballast water is discharged form Alyeska Pipeline Service Company's ballast water treatment facility through a multiport diffuser into Port Valdez, Alaska. The discharge...

Shale Scour at BNRR Yellowstone River Bridge, MT
Both the Burlington Northern Railroad and Montana Department of Transportation bridges across the Yellowstone river just south of Laurel, Montana, are founded on spread footings placed...

Pipelines Crossing Highways and Railroads by Tunneling
When new pipeline construction requires the crossing of highways and railroads, a pipeline is generally installed in pipe or tunnel linear plate encasement which has been installed by...

The Design and Development of A Road/Rail Power Unit
The road/rail power unit was designed and developed by Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation to provide low cost motive power on low-density disconnected rail lines. The power unit...

 

 

 

 

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