A high speed train in France

Half of rail bridges not ready for high speed

A preliminary studio by Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology concludes that less than half the bridges along Sweden’s three railroad mainlines could handle traffic at speeds over 250 kilometers an hour.

Besides disturbing passengers, vibrations caused by high speed trains going over bridges can cause maintenance problems, the newspaper Sydsvenskan writes. The authors of the report say, however, that the subpar bridges do not constitute a safety risk.

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