(Article of book - 1977)

Document title

Définition d'un réseau européen de transports terrestres à grande vitesse.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



The chosen method consists in taking as a point of departure a maximum network composed of a whole series of links (inspired from the existing national traffic plans) connecting European cities of more than 300000inhabitants and of deleting, on the network, one after another of these links not fulfilling an immediate profitability criterion (profitability of the line operator). Hypotheses of performance and construction and operating costs close to those of high speed trains and average economic growth hypotheses give the following network: in Great Britain, two branches connecting London to the North of England up to Liverpool, on the one hand, and to Newcastle, on the other hand. The British network is connected to the Continent through the Channel Tunnel. InFrance, there are above all the Paris-Lyon and Paris-Lille connections. In Belgium, the Brussels-Antwerpen knot is connected to the French-British network through the Brussels-Antwerpen-Lille connection. The second part of the network, which is connected to the first through no high speed line, is composed of the German "C" connecting Bremen to Stuttgart via Münster, the Ruhr Area, Cologne, Frankfurt and Mannheim. Studies on the sensibility of the obtained network to various technical and economic parameters show that in fact geographic and demographic factors prevail.



ISBN : 2-85782-023-2

Editor : Unknown country of publication (1977)

Millesime : 1977  [96 pages]

Bibliographic references : 18réf.




Maison des sciences de l'homme - Paris

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