This chapter introduces the theme on HSR and some issues pertaining to its territorial relations. As effects appear to vary according to the scale of observation, impacts are briefly presented. The importance of accounting for accessibility is underlined especially when planning or evaluating HSR systems into a regional context.


HSR Transit Growth Returns Sustainability Accessibility Marginalization Costs Benefits Disparities Opportunities Region Scale Station Competition 


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  1. 1.Polytechnic Department of Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of UdineUdineItaly

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