This pubication contains the following: a) the report submitted to the ministers of transport at the 67th session of the ecmt (European conference of ministers of transport) council on 25-26 may 1988. This report seeks to determine if the railways should set up an international commercial structure to reverse the fall in the railways share of the international market. It attempts to determine what is to be marketed and how this should be done. The data required to ascertain this are taken from the results of a questionnaire sent to member countries which cover the following points: a) interrelationships between governments and railways; b) investment; c) simplification of frontier controls; d) market research; e) operation; f) information and computer technologies; and g) appropriate commercial structure. Based on the replies to the questionnaire, the report first sets out the prerequisites for the effective establishment of a new structure for rail services geared to market requirements. After examining theoretically feasible solutions, it then recommends the marketing structure most likely to promote the development of international traffic. Annexes contain detailed analyses of the data itself; b) a memorandum entitled "europes railways: requirements, commitments and challenges"; and c) the resolution adopted by the ministers of transport at the 68th session of the ecmt council. (TRRL)

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    European Conference of Ministers of Transport

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  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 117 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00491582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 92-821-1129-6
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM