This study aims to identify differences in performance between slected European railways, establishing the extent to which these are the consequence of geography and economic structure, government policy with respect to railways and their competition, and internal characteristics of railway management and operation. The study does not provide guidance on detailed matters of commercial or operating practice. Typical of statistics are rail passenger traffic characteristics, freight traffic characteristics, population density and railroad productivity, operating and maintenance manpower related to train kilometers, and traffic handled by different traction modes. Labor productivity and work rules in the various nations are discussed. British Railways is compared with nine systems: German Federal Railway, Danish State Railways, Italian State Railways, Norwegian State Railways, Swedish State Railways, Belgian National Railways, French National Railways and Finnish State Railways.

  • Availability:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • British Railways and Institute for Transport Studies at Leeds University participated in this study. Full Report entitled "A Comparative Study of European Railway Performance," available from the Director of Public Affairs, Room 30, British Railways Board, 222 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6JJ at a price of 12 pounds including postage.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 252-256
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 37
    • Issue Number: 281
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316748
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM