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1 Transportation Introduction to Systems
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PART III: TRAVELER TRANSPORTATION 2
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Chapter 30: Intercity Traveler Transportation: Rail 3
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Outline: Rail Traveler Transportation u Rail Modal Advantages u Rail Modal Disadvantages u International Systems u Technology for High-Speed Rail u Maglev u Incremental High-Speed Rail 4
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Rail Station vs. Airport Location Airport Airport Rail Center City Station Center Rail City Station Figure 30.1 5
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Rail Characteristics u Surface Mode on Rail Guideway u Energy u Control u Speed u Noise CLASS DISCUSSION 6
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u The TGV in France routinely provides service approaching 200 miles an hour. u Shinkansen operations provide service in the range of 170 miles an hour throughout Japan and have operated since 1964. u High-speed rail technologies in Germany (the ICE Train), Sweden (Tilt Trains) and Italy are also deployed. u These countries have all made a strong commitment to high-speed rail as a viable alternative for domestic air or highway for intercity travel. 7
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ESD 1.221j taught by Professor Josephsussman during the Fall '04 term at MIT.

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