• Short Summary

    SINCE THE 1950'S, THE FRENCH NATIONAL RAILWAYS HAVE BEEN TESTING THE PROBLEMS OF HIGH-SPEED RAIL TRANSPORT.

  • Description

    SINCE THE 1950'S, THE FRENCH NATIONAL RAILWAYS HAVE BEEN TESTING THE PROBLEMS OF HIGH-SPEED RAIL TRANSPORT. IN A TEST TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BETWEEN VIERZON AND ORLEANS, A DISTANCE OF ABOUT 42 MILES, AN ELECTRIC-POWERED LOCOMOTIVE DRAWING FOUR COACHES HIT A SPEED OF 220 KILOMETRES (ABOUT 135 MILES) PER HOUR.

    THE SPEED LIMIT IN NORMAL SERVICE IS 140 KILOMETRES (ABOUT 85 MILES) AN HOUR, ALTHOUGH IN SPECIAL CASES IT IS RAISED TO 160 KILOMETRES (ABOUT 100 MILES) PER HOUR.

    FRENCH RAILWAYS SAY TESTS SUCH AS TODAY'S SHOW THAT SPEEDS OF MORE THAN 200 KILOMETRES (ABOUT 125 MILES) AN HOUR ARE FEASIBLE IN NORMAL SERVICE ON SELECTED STRETCHES OF RAIL.

    VIERZON LIES ABOUT 110 MILES SOUTH OF PARIS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7WX9V21VAF5Q1KOO1QFR5A5OF
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WX9V21VAF5Q1KOO1QFR5A5OF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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