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High Speed Rail

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Daniel Wright

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High Speed Rail
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
Existing Proposals and Projects
Environmental Efficiency
Method of Growth
“When we study successful technologies and networks (e.g. The Internet, the London Underground), we see they grow from a seed, and expand outward – not from the top down..."
Ref. 5
"A metropolitan area with a total population of 35.7 million in which fewer than 30% of residents commute by automobile..."
Ref. 6
"... carbon emissions rise from 0.8 GtC in 1990 to 2.7 GtC in 2050."

(Some of) The Numbers

Jingguang HSR
Operating Speed: 217 mph
Length: 1428 miles
Rail type: Conventional Wheel

Huhanrong HSR
Operating Speed: 124-155 mph
Length: 1127 miles
Rail type: Conventional Wheel

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AGV Italo
Top Speed: 357 mph
Operating Speed: 224 mph
Rail Type: Conventional Wheel

Top Speed: 205 mph
Rail type: Conventional Wheel

Top Speed: 357mph
Operating Speed: 198 mph
Rail type: Conventional Wheel

Ref. 9
"... In developing regions the rise in mobility will be as much as seven fold"
Ref. 1
"At mobility levels above 20000 pkm per capita the automobile share declines as faster modes of transport -aircraft and high speed trains-are needed to satisfy the rising demand for mobility within the fixed TTB."
Travel-space maps of the rail network in Western Europe in 1991 and 2010, before and after HSR construction
Where We Are
Transport technologies seldom make a comeback, save in nostalgia trips
for well-heeled tourists. … 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

Ref. 2
Ref. 1
Ref. 1
: David Victor and Andreas Schafer, "Global passenger travel: implications for carbon dioxide emissions"
24 (1999): 657-679.
Ref. 2
: Moshe Giovani, "Development and Impact of the Modern High -speed Train: A Review"
Transport Reviews: A Transnational Transdisciplinary Journal
26 (2006) 593-611.
Ref. 3
Ref. 3
: Mikhail Chester and Arpad Horvath, "Environmental assessment of passenger transportation should include infrastructure and supply chains" Environmental Research Letters 4 (2009) 1-8.
Ref. 4
Ref. 4
: Speikermann, K., wegener, M., "Trans-European networks and unequal accessibility in Europe."
European Journal of Regional Developement (EUREG)
4/96 (1996) 35-42.
Ref. 7
: David Levinson, "Why Covering The US In High-Speed Rail Makes No Sense At All" Business Insider: Transportation, Feb. 11, 2013, accessed Mar. 4, 2014.
Ref. 8
: John Calimente, "Rail Integrated Communities in Tokyo" (MS diss. Simon Fraser University, 2009).
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Ref. 9
: "High Speed Lines In The World" International Union of Railways, November 1, 2013, accessed March 4, 2014.
Ref. 10
: "The world's longest high-speed railway lines" railway-technology, December 20, 2013, accessed March 4, 2014.
Ref. 11
: "The 10 fastest high-speed trains in Europe" railway-technology, November 28, 2013, accessed March 4, 2014.

Thank you for your attention
Ref. 5
"NTSB Most Wanted List 2014: Critical changes needed to reduce transportation accidents and save lives" National Transportation Safety Bureau, accessed Mar. 12, 2014.
Ref. 6
: "25,531 Transportation Fatalities in 2012" National Transportation Safety Board: Data and Statistics 2011-2012, accessed March 12, 2014.
Santiago de Compostela derailment
Spain, 2013
"I got distracted and I should have been going at 80 and I was doing 190."
Wenzhou, 2011
Eschede, 1998
Grade Separated Crossings
Positive Train Control
Beijing to Shanghai High Speed-Rail
819 miles with 244 bridges
Construction began April 2008 and opened
$32 billion
later in June of 2011
Two operating Speeds
186 mph & 155 mph
Est. 220,000 riders per day
Beijing to Shanghai High Speed-Rail
Japan's Shinkansen "Bullet" Train
A new line in a network of high-speed rails consisting of 1483 miles, started back in 1964
150-200 mph
151 million passengers per year
Raised $640 million to begin
Eugene-Seattle-Vancouver Link
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