The Prospects for European Railways Is the Second Railway Age Still Here or Yet to Begin?

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Transport technologies seldom make a comeback, save in nostalgia trips for well-heeled tourists. Stagecoaches have not made a reappearance on the Bath Road, nor sedan chairs on the streets of London. But there is a spectacular exception: railways, written off thirty years ago as a Victorian anachronism destined to atrophy before the steady growth of motorway traffic, have suddenly become one of the basic technologies of the twenty-first century.

The reason of course is the high-speed train

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2148/benv.35.1.5

Publication date: March 1, 2009

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