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Title High-speed rail in Poland : advances and perspectives / editor, Andrzej Zurkowski, Railway Research Institute (Instytut Kolejnictwa), Warsaw, Poland
Published Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boca Raton : CRC Press/Balkema, [2018]
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Contents Development of high-speed railway concept in Poland -- Development of the high-speed railway infrastructure -- Polish experience -- The view on socio-economic aspects of high-speed system -- Operational effectiveness of high-speed railways -- HSR in Poland: demand, spatial accessibility and local spatial planning conditions -- Adaptation of the Łódź aglomeration railway node to a new role in the high-speed rail system -- European and Polish requirements for a high-speed rail system -- High-speed rail passenger services in Poland -- Introduction of high-speed rolling stock into operation on the Polish railway network -- High-speed railway power supply systems -- Overhead contact line systems for high-speed railways -- High-speed lines control command and signalling -- Digital radio communication system for high-speed railway lines in Poland -- Significance of rail track diagnostics to high-speed railways -- Requirements relating to designed and modernised engineering structures at high-speed railway lines -- Diagnostics of structural health of rapid rail transportation -- High-speed rail versus environmental protection -- Personnel education for the high-speed railways needs -- Backward to forward high-speed rail -- the strategic element of national program for development of rail transport -- strategic and political considerations -- The effectiveness of the high spped railways structure and for its financing
Summary "High-speed rail has recently become a dynamically expanding sector of public transport. The Polish transport system is becoming less and less efficient. Transport needs of the society are satisfied in a less and less satisfactory manner, which is also more costly and has more environmental impact. Poland needs overall restructuring of the rail network, patterned after countries of Western Europe. This should be done by upgrading and restructuring current railway lines, but most of all by creating the High-Speed Rail - agreeing with transport and environmental policies and plans imposed by EU bodies, but also having positive impact on economic development of Poland."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject High speed ground transportation -- Poland
High speed trains -- Poland
Railroads -- Poland
High speed ground transportation.
High speed trains.
Form Electronic book
Author Zurkowski, Andrzej, editor.
LC no. 2018025140
ISBN 1351003275