Freight Transport using High-Speed Railways

Journal article


Watson, I, Ali, A and Bayyati, A (2018). Freight Transport using High-Speed Railways. International Journal of Transport Development and Integration.
AuthorsWatson, I, Ali, A and Bayyati, A
Abstract

There has been an encouraging awareness of the need for more sustainable transportation particularly for freight transport that has resulted from the continuing increases in global trade and business internationalisation. This is mainly driven by the related issues concerning greenhouse gas emissions and dependency on fossil fuel. The expansion in the worldwide High-Speed Railway (HSR) systems has provided a reliable opportunity for freight transportation. The HSR has the ability to move goods in a more efficient, safe and cost-effective way, which can improve trade links in Europe and the rest of the world. Many countries have developed HSR systems but such systems are mostly used for passenger transport despite their haulage capacity. This research investigates the future possibility of shifting freight from airlines onto HSR, by analysing the operational and technical constraints associated with freight traffic. Most of the data was gathered from on-line sources and related research publications concerning a selected set of worldwide HSR systems. The outcome of this research may contribute to the development of suitable solutions that may improve the economic, environmental and social sustainability of transport systems.

Year2018
JournalInternational Journal of Transport Development and Integration
PublisherWIT Press
ISSN2058-8305
Web address (URL)https://www.witpress.com/journals/tdi
Publication process dates
Deposited07 Jan 2019
Accepted17 Oct 2018
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY 4.0
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