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High Speed Rail and Access Transit Networks


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Lara Rita Brunello
    Pages 1-5
  3. Lara Rita Brunello
    Pages 7-42
  4. Lara Rita Brunello
    Pages 43-73
  5. Lara Rita Brunello
    Pages 75-101
  6. Lara Rita Brunello
    Pages 103-135
  7. Lara Rita Brunello
    Pages 137-159
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


This book examines the promise of High Speed Rail (HSR) technologies to win market share from carbon-intensive air transport through the strategic optimization of rail productivity and efficiency. While the positive impacts of HSR at both urban and long-distance levels are well-documented, this resource focuses on what has been a challenging area for HSR deployment historically: the integration of HSR accessibility at the regional level. The author provides tools and methods to better measure the feasibility of integrating regional HSRwith existing transport networks, and includes in-depth case studies to demonstrate the contributions of expanded high speed rail access on sustainable development.

  • Shares options for maximizing efficiency and effectiveness of high speed rail transport;
  • Compares strategies for integrating urban, long-distance, and regional high speed rail transport;
  • Explores new dimensions of high speed rail deployment by l
inking transit networks with increased regional accessibility.


green transport strategies high speed trains transport infrastructure rail travel corridors rail technology railway development urban transport planning high speed rail accessibility continuous railway rail infrastructure

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Civil Engg & ArchitectureUniv of Udine Civil Engg & ArchitectureSan Giorgio della RichinveldaItaly

About the authors

Dr. Lara Brunello is an independent scholar with a PhD awarded by the Queensland University of Technology in Australia and an honorary research fellow at the University of Udine in Italy. Her research focus is on Urban and Regional Transport Systems. She has published her research in the area of High Speed Rail in both books and international scientific journals. As a registered architect, she also runs her own private practice.

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