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High speed trains and spatial equity in France
[Trains à grande vitesse et équité spatiale en France]

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  • Dominique Bouf

    () (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - ENTPE - École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Christian Desmaris

    () (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - ENTPE - École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, IEP Lyon - Sciences Po Lyon - Institut d'études politiques de Lyon - Université de Lyon)

Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of high speed trains (TGV) and spatial equity through the example of France. We begin with an examination of various concepts corresponding to the word equity. With these concepts, we address the TGV's impacts on the French regions from three dimensions: economic development, prices and financing. First, with a simple model, we show that high speed rail has contrasting territorial effects on growth of GDP per capita, combining polarization and diffusion. Beyond that, the pricing system, applying some methods of yield management, is not fair either. As for the financing of LGV network, the amount and nature of the contributing are highly dependent on the infrastructure considered. Regarding this question, the development of high-speed lines is spatially unfair.

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  • Dominique Bouf & Christian Desmaris, 2015. "High speed trains and spatial equity in France
    [Trains à grande vitesse et équité spatiale en France]
    ," Working Papers halshs-01194897, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:halshs-01194897
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    Keywords

    French regions; Funding; High-speed trains; Pricing; Regional development; Spatial equity; Equité spatiale; Développement régional; Financement; Tarification; Trains à grande vitesse;

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