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Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Commerce, communications & transportation ♦ Transportation; ground transportation
Subject Keyword Transport
Abstract Competitive tendering provides a way to introduce competition to railways whilst preserving an integrated network of services. It has been used for freight railways in some countries but is particularly attractive for passenger networks when subsidised services make competition between trains serving the same routes difficult or impossible to organise. This report examines experience to date from around the world in competitively tendering rail services. It seeks to draw lessons for effective design of concessions and regulation from both the successful and less successful cases examined. The work is based on detailed examinations by leading experts of the experience of passenger rail concessions in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.  It also draws on examples of freight rail concessions in Latin America.
Table of Contents   Passenger rail franchising – British experience 7
  British rail franchising: an experience in choppy seas 35
  The pitfalls in competitive tendering: addressing the risks revealed by experience in Australia and Britain 43
  Tendering and decentralization of regional rail passenger services in the Netherlands (1997–2005) 127
  Experience with competitive tendering in Germany . 139
  Competitive tendering of regional and interregional 165
  Central and Eastern Europe: a special situation .. 189
  Conclusions: competitive tendering in railways – what can we learn from experience? 195
Learning Resource Type Book
Publisher Date 2007-09-28
e-ISBN 9789282101636
Organization ECMT
Page Count 230


Source: OECD iLibrary