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EURAILSPEED'98 - Third World Congress on High Speed Rail

From 1998-10-28 to 1998-10-28, Germany
The Third World Congress on High Speed Rail will be held in Berlin, Germany, from 28 to 30 October 1998. The event will comprise a top level congress for politicians, economists, academics, railway operators, media and industry, as well as a trade fair for all high speed related sectors, and an exhibition of high speed rolling stock which will be open to the public.

The congress will comprise a series of conferences and debates featuring high level figures from around the world. Topics will focus on the demands and expectations of customers and the responses of high speed rail. Its contribution to resolving the mobility problems facing our society in terms of economic, political and social challenges, as well as its impact on regional and national planning and development will also be discussed.

A series of parallel sessions during the congress will address topics such as:

- High speed rail and transport policy;
- The direct impact of high speed rail;
- Appraisal of high speed rail in Europe and Japan: lessons to be drawn and prospects for the future;
- High speed rail in the transport chain;
- Building customer needs into vehicle and customer design;
- High speed rail: reducing the environmental damage caused by transport;
- Financing options for the future.

The trade fair will feature exhibitions from industrialists, operating companies, service auxiliaries and consultancies, as well as a wide range of institutions, bodies and associations, active in the high speed rail arena.

Source: DER-CONGRESS, Germany
Reference documents: EURAILSPEED'98: Event announcement.

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