Purba, Aleksander and Nakamura, Fumihiko and Pratomo, Priyo (2017) A Current Review of High Speed Railways Experiences in Asia and Europe. In: International Conference on Construction and Building Engineering (ICONBUILD 2017), August 2017, Palembang. (Submitted)

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High Speed Railways (HSR) is currently regarded as one of the most significant technological breakthroughs in passenger transportation developed in the second half of the 20th century. At the beginning of 2008, there were about 10,000 kilometres of new high speed lines in operation in Asia and Europe regions to providing high speed services to passengers willing to pay for lower travel time and quality improvement in rail transport. And since 2010, HSR itself has received a great deal of attention in Indonesia. Some transportation analysts contend that Indonesia, particularly Java and Sumatera islands needs a high-speed rail network to be economically competitive with countries in Asia and Europe. On April 2016, Indonesia-China consortium Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC) signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract to build the HSR with a consortium of seven companies called the High Speed Railway Contractor Consortium. The HSR is expected to debut by May 2019, offering a 45minute trip covering a roughly 150 km route. However, building, maintaining and operating HSR line is expensive; it involves a significant amount of sunk costs and may substantially compromise both the transport policy of a country and the development of its transport sector for decades. The main objective of this paper is to discuss some characteristics of the HSR services from an economic viewpoint, while simultaneously developing an empirical framework that should help us to understand, in more detail, the factors determining success of the HSR as transport alternative based on current experiences of selected Asian and European countries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Teknik (FT) > Prodi Teknik Sipil
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 02:49
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 02:49
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/3283

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