In the report on rail commuter passenger services in south east England, the commission investigates whether the British Rail board could improve its efficiency and so reduce costs without affecting quality of services provided. Reference is made to the extent to which service deficiencies are the result of inefficiency, the scope for productivity improvements, and, the efficiency of the board in adjusting services to match demand and also whether greater efficiency would increase net revenue. Conclusions and recommendations are made covering financial framework; quality of service; manpower; industrial relations, matching supply and demand; fare structure; investment; and management. Finally some observations are made on commuter requirements, the complexity of financial constraints, and, future objectives.

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    Federal Water Pollution Control Administration

    Monopolies and Mergers Commission, 49 High Holborn
    London,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 316 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330669
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-10-180460-1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 8046 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1982 12:00AM