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California High Speed Rail Train System Project – Passenger Experience Planning

Ken Jong

From: High Speed Rail: Vision into Reality, 12th September 2013, London

12 September 2013  Transport channel

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About the presentation

International experience and lessons learned. California High Speed Rail Train System Project – Passenger Experience Planning.

Discussing:

CHSRA Program Overview - System Description, Status
Transit Oriented Development -- planning around the stations
Station Planning - visual, space planning, passenger flow, platforms, safety, security
Rolling Stock considerations - capacity, comfort, amenities
Passenger Experience and Comfort - rail alignment, tunnels, structures
Engineering - Key challenges and considerations

About the speaker

Deputy Program Director for Engineering on the California High-Speed Train Project & Vice-President and Principal Project Manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff.

In 1984, Ken Jong began his engineering career as a highway designer with the California Department of Transportation. He took a position with Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global leader in the planning and design of large transportation infrastructure, in 1988 to broaden his experience. Over the next 12 years, Jong would work on a variety of large transportation projects encompassing highways, airports, rail and transit principally in California. Jong moved to the UK in the year 2000 to work on the upgrade of one of Europe's busiest railways, the West Coast Main Line which connects London to Glasgow. Following this overseas assignment, he relocated to the San Diego area where he completed the design of the SR 125 Gap/Connector Project, the only privatized Toll Road in California delivered under a Design/Build contract. In October 2006, Jong took on the Engineering Manager responsibilities for the California High-Speed Train project. A native Californian, Jong has delivered large transportation infrastructure across the state from San Francisco to San Diego. He now spends his full-time effort to bring the first modern high-speed rail system to the U.S.

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