We have started exploring High Speed Rail costs, and below, we will share with you our initial database as well as some analyses soon.
Our second webinar was on May 21, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada), in which we introduced our High Speed Rail database and Alon Levy and Noah Smith discussed High Speed Rail in America. See more detail here.
The cost data in our HSR database is for civil infrastructure, systems, stations, and overheads, but not rolling stock or financing charges.
We have not included lines that were canceled, even if their design or physical construction began. This is because their costs tend to be upward-biased, the higher than average costs usually being the reason for their cancellation.
Differently from our subway costs database, we include more historic lines in our HSR database; and we have almost complete data for France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Korea. Taiwan, Netherlands and UK data are complete. On the other hand, it has been difficult to find tunnel and viaduct percentages especially for the ongoing projects.
Please get in touch with us if you have more accurate and/or complete data to contribute in our HSR database.