New Book Explores Asia’s High-Speed Rail Development Keys, Sustainable Growth Implications

ADBI News Release | 18 November 2022

Tokyo, Japan – A new ADBI Press book describes policy imperatives for accelerating high-speed rail (HSR) adoption in Asia and the implications for sustainable growth.

Edited by ADBI’s KE Seetha Ram and partners, Policy Messages for Planning and Implementing High-Speed Rail in Asia details strategies for enhancing HSR safety, stakeholder engagement, and cost and schedule management.

The book explains the importance of defining standards, stakeholder roles, and conflict resolution mechanisms in project design, implementation, and maintenance.

Drawing on global case studies, the book also spotlights successful HSR development experiences and evidence-based recommendations for realizing project breakthroughs.

Policy Messages for Planning and Implementing High-Speed Rail in Asia is an invaluable resource for policy makers, practitioners, and researchers seeking to promote the sector’s growth and sustainable development impacts in the region.