WIT Press


High-speed Railway: Impact On Regional Territorial Configurations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SW100161

Volume

142

Pages

11

Page Range

169 - 179

Published

2010

Size

3,636 kb

Author(s)

A. de Meer & C. Ribalaygua

Abstract

In contrast to the improvement in accessibility of the cities with H-SR stations, there are greater problems for the connection of the stations with rural areas, making previous experience of connection of the high-speed network with regional transport services especially interesting. To do so, we will attempt to get to know the experiences in the reorganization of regional transport after the arrival of the high-speed railway in low population density areas, through the French cases of Brittany, Rhône-Alpes and Vendôme. As a hypothesis, we will focus on demonstrating that better exploitation of the infrastructure depends on the characteristics of the high-speed train itself, and especially on the actions and strategies developed around it. In other words, there should be a project for restructuring the regional transport model, in which all those involved should develop a coordinated strategy. Keywords: high-speed rail, reorganization of regional transport, accessibility, intermodality.

Keywords

high-speed rail, reorganization of regional transport, accessibility, intermodality