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The high-speed train and its spatial effects

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Author(s): Javier GutiƩrrez Puebla

Journal: Investigaciones Regionales
ISSN 1695-7253

Issue: 5;
Start page: 199;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: High-speed train | trans-European networks | space-time convergence | tunel effect | demand of transport | impacts on the city

ABSTRACT
This paper analyses the high-speed train from a spatial point of view. The basic characteristics of this transportation mode,the evolution of high-speed networks in several countries and the building of a trans-European high-speed railway network are studied.The paper analyses also the process of space-time convergence and its consequences on competitivity and cohesion;the tunel effect;the impact of the high speed-train on transportation demand;and the impacts on the city.
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