Comparison of high-speed rail and maglev system costs

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This paper compares the two modes of transportation, and notes important similarities and differences in the technologies and in how they can be implemented to their best advantage. Problems with making fair comparisons of the costs and benefits are discussed and cost breakdowns based on data reported in the literature are presented and discussed in detail. Cost data from proposed and actual construction projects around the world are summarized and discussed. Results from the National Maglev Initiative and the recently-published Commercial Feasibility Study are included in the discussion. Finally, estimates will be given of the expected cost differences between HSR ... continued below

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Rote, D.M. July 1, 1998.

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This paper compares the two modes of transportation, and notes important similarities and differences in the technologies and in how they can be implemented to their best advantage. Problems with making fair comparisons of the costs and benefits are discussed and cost breakdowns based on data reported in the literature are presented and discussed in detail. Cost data from proposed and actual construction projects around the world are summarized and discussed. Results from the National Maglev Initiative and the recently-published Commercial Feasibility Study are included in the discussion. Finally, estimates will be given of the expected cost differences between HSR and maglev systems implemented under simple and complex terrain conditions. The extent to which the added benefits of maglev technology offset the added costs is examined.

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  • Maglev `98: 15. international conference on magnetically levitated systems and linear drives, Yamanashi (Japan), 12-16 Apr 1998

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  • Other: DE98057800
  • Report No.: ANL/ES/CP--95537
  • Report No.: CONF-980454--
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 656864
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc705808

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Rote, D.M. Comparison of high-speed rail and maglev system costs, article, July 1, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc705808/: accessed January 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.