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Study on New Trends of Network and Transport Development of World Railways

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Xiaoli Yang

China Academy of Railway Sciences, Beijing, China

Paper No. JRC2010-36072, pp. 395-398; 4 pages
  • 2010 Joint Rail Conference
  • 2010 Joint Rail Conference, Volume 2
  • Urbana, Illinois, USA, April 27–29, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Rail Transportation Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4907-1 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3867-9
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Since the 21st century, the macro-background of the development of world railways has undergone great changes. As a transport mode with both stronger technical and economic comparative advantages and stronger sustainable comparative advantages, the development of railways in the world presents various trends. In this paper, based on the empirical and comparative research methods, the development of railways in different countries in recent years is reviewed and compared. New trends on the development of the railway network and transport are analyzed and discussed. Some interesting conclusions are obtained.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Networks , Railroads



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