Reply to Evert Andersson, professor emeritus at KTH, who responded to a letter to the editor about motorways in the DN Opinion:
the Company Dornier Consulting in Berlin has investigated the cost of the maintenance for the HSR (High Speed Rail) and motorways. Then ports, motorways of 30% of the cost of the maintenance, despite the fact that they can go twice as fast.
wear is the maintenance, the most a payroll. That construction cost is also much lower depends on an automated construction way with prefabricated bansektioner.
A HSR track and weighs almost five times as much. For the HSR furthermore, slabb, sleepers, rail, catenary and external signalling equipment.
The driverless magnettåget does not require this. Motorways lapses also conventional brakes.
the high-speed network works badly is shown by an investigation by the European Court of Auditors made. The conclusion of ”A European high - speed rail network: not a reality but an ineffective patchwork” is that the network is a single large patchwork where high-speed trains only on a few routes going up at 250 kilometres an hour.
This can be compared with magnettåget that on the Shanghai route attained a speed of 505 kilometers per hour. At only three miles long, the track reaches magnettåget a higher average speed than high-speed trains pass in Europe.
Talk about thrashing!