High Speed Rail and Access Transit Networks

  • Lara Rita┬áBrunello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


This book examines the promise of High Speed Rail (HSR) technologies to win market share from carbon-intensive air transport through the strategic optimization of rail productivity and efficiency. While the positive impacts of HSR at both urban and long-distance levels are well-documented, this resource focuses on what has been a challenging area for HSR deployment historically: the integration of HSR accessibility at the regional level. The author provides tools and methods to better measure the feasibility of integrating regional HSRwith existing transport networks, and includes in-depth case studies to demonstrate the contributions of expanded high speed rail access on sustainable development.

  • Shares options for maximizing efficiency and effectiveness of high speed rail transport;
  • Compares strategies for integrating urban, long-distance, and regional high speed rail transport;
  • Explores new dimensions of high speed rail deployment by l
inking transit networks with increased regional accessibility.


green transport strategies high speed trains transport infrastructure rail travel corridors rail technology railway development urban transport planning high speed rail accessibility continuous railway rail infrastructure

Authors and affiliations

  • Lara Rita┬áBrunello
    • 1
  1. 1.Civil Engg & ArchitectureUniv of Udine Civil Engg & ArchitectureSan Giorgio della RichinveldaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61414-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61415-1
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