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Unformatted text preview: more than just trains running on tracks. They are the confluence of many
systems— from power supply and train control to ticketing and station operations—all working together seamlessly.
In traditional state-owned railways, these systems were designed and operated under a single corporate roof. PPPbased project delivery plans, however, can include dozens of individual contracts for various pieces of the highspeed rail system. Failures of coordination among the various contract holders can result in unplanned costs or
quality concerns. Ensuring that contractors coordinate their efforts can also add another monitoring and enforcement
burden for the government agency initiating the PPP project. In addition, because high-speed rail is generally built
one line at a time, rather than as a completed network, new lines must be integrated seamlessly into the broader
network. Dividing the ownership or operations of multiple lines within a network among different firms has the
potential to impose new challenges in ensuring that the system works as a cohesive whole.} No Solvency – Oversight
The risks in forming a PPP often result in loss of control for one of t...
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