Most of the private German railways are in poor financial shape. Since in accordance with the existing Railway Act the Governments of the "Lander" exercise supervisory powers over the private railways, the "Ministerium fur Wirtschaft, Mittelstand und Verkehr" of North Rhine-Westphalia has obtained expert opinion on the reasons why support and financial assistance should be given in the individual cases despite proven unprofitability. It was repeatedly found that the required protection of the environment can justify the continuation of the railway services. So as to put more emphasis on this increasing awareness an attempt was made to obtain proof in figures of damage to the environment. At the same time the intention was to make these individual results more conclusive than before in order to gradually prepare the ground for the establishment of reliable evaluation data. The following article is basically an extract from an (unpublished) expert's report prepared for the "Ministerium fur Wirtschaft, Mittelstand und Verkehr" of North Rhine-Westphalia. The supporting figures were provided by the Transport Sciences Institute at the University of Cologne.

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    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Bottger, W
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

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  • Accession Number: 00044063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways Board
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM