ADBI-WCTRS Knowledge Sharing Session on Policies and Programs for High-Speed Rail Network Development in Asia

29 July 2022 Online

Time of Event

16:00–17:30 Tokyo time


Held during the 2022 World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) Virtual Meeting, this ADBI-WCTR session examined global international high-speed rail (HSR) policy and project experiences and lessons learned to support HSR network development in Asia.

The session explored HSR network extension, urban development, and their impacts, with a focus on megaproject governance pertaining to HSR projects in Europe. It also discussed HSR policy and development projects in India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.

The session included English-Japanese simultaneous interpreting.

  • Exchange knowledge and experience for building national HSR networks in Asia 
  • Highlight policy and project approaches to facilitate HSR development
Target Participants
  • Government officials from ADB member economies
  • Representatives from HSR operators in Asia and Europe
  • World Conference on Transport and Research Society members
  • Experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations
  • Greater awareness of global HSR network development policy and project experiences
  • Enhanced capacity for HSR policy decision making
  • Action plan for the next WCTRS Session in 2024
  • Chubu University
  • Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
  • World Conference of Transport Research Society

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