Social Sustainability of High-Speed Railway-Comparative Study

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Watson, I, Ali, A and Bayyati, A (2017). Social Sustainability of High-Speed Railway-Comparative Study. The Stephenson Conference 2017, IMechE. London 03 - 05 May 2017
AuthorsWatson, I, Ali, A and Bayyati, A
TypeConference paper
Abstract

High-Speed Railway (HSR) provides access and mobility for society, creates new jobs, supports welfare and contributes to increasing the local business activity.
This research investigates the social aspect of sustainability of HSR transportation and evaluates its social impact. It aims to help answer the fundamental question that motivated this research; are the HSR socially sustainable and what influences such sustainability.
The main findings show that HSR can bring benefit to society by contributing to improving employability in society and help balance the economy and bring prosperity to the local communities.

Key words: high-speed railway, social sustainability, population, accessibility, employability

Year2017
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Deposited09 Jan 2019
Accepted03 May 2017
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