Assessment of Needs for Developing High Speed Rail in Poland and CEE



Assessment of Needs for Developing High Speed Rail in Poland and CEE

Authors

A Prokopowicz, University of New Orleans, US

Description

The role of High Speed Line (HSL) in Poland?s rail system and infrastructure will be assessed.

Abstract

The role of High Speed Line (HSL) in Poland?s rail system and infrastructure will be assessed. The interoperability between HSL and conventional lines will be evaluated. The impact of HSL on possibilities for better adjusting Poland?s rail infrastructure to demand for passenger services will be explored. The demand for high speed rail services in Poland and the entire CEE region as a critical element in creating a united European rail passenger system will be discussed. The authors will address project social perception and its competitiveness with road transport and conventional rail system. The experiences of Poland in building social support for the project will be shown. Options for project financing will be addressed. In particular options for off-state budget financing will be explored. The authors will apprise PPP (Public Private Partnership) and securitization as methods of HSL financing. The availability of Cohesion Fund for HSL will be assessed. The paper will summarize pro and cons for Poland?s project. The role of this project will be shown in the CEE perspective.

The role of High Speed Line (HSL) in Poland?s rail system and infrastructure will be assessed. The interoperability between HSL and conventional lines will be evaluated. The impact of HSL on possibilities for better adjusting Poland?s rail infrastructure to demand for passenger services will be explored. The demand for high speed rail services in Poland and the entire CEE region as a critical element in creating a united European rail passenger system will be discussed. The authors will address project social perception and its competitiveness with road transport and conventional rail system. The experiences of Poland in building social support for the project will be shown. Options for project financing will be addressed. In particular options for off-state budget financing will be explored. The authors will apprise PPP (Public Private Partnership) and securitization as methods of HSL financing. The availability of Cohesion Fund for HSL will be assessed. The paper will summarize pro and cons for Poland?s project. The role of this project will be shown in the CEE perspective.

Publisher

Association for European Transport