Date Added: Jan 2011
This paper describes the implementation of the Portuguese High Speed Rail (HSR) Network. The business model developed by RAVE for the PPP's related with the HSR infrastructure is described and discussed. Following a recently awarded research project (EXPRESS) aimed at studying the strategic aspects related with the implementation of HSR is presented and its aspects more directly related with HSR operation which could be relevant in a PPP context are discussed. Portugal is currently undertaking an important plan for the implementation of a HSR Network foreseen as a component of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).