High-Speed Railway Transportation Today and Tomorrow 700185
The present generation of high-speed trains in various parts of the world has demonstrated improved performance and increased passenger and shipper patronage. Their performance is compared to the technical performance of future high-speed rail vehicles likely to be developed in the next decade. Market data and economic projections are analyzed to determine the cost and performance level trade offs for future generation trains and their likely competitors. An assessment of the overall impact to society is made regarding the widespread application of high-speed railway technology in the future.