Sector management has the benefits of product-orientated businesses whilst maintaining the best features of the traditional geographical and functional structure. The old structure was not motivated to bring income, expenditure and price into an optimum relationship. Consequently five sections were created to shift the emphasis from cost control to revenue earning activities. The five sections are: freight: heavy or bulk goods predominantly in train loads; parcels: fast movement of mail, newspapers and small packages in some specialised rolling-stock and passenger trains; inter-city: long distance passenger traffic between main population centres; provincial: cross-country and local passenger services including the seven provincial conurbations; London and the South East: mainly commuter passenger services extending about 100 km from London. Business managers are now responsible for marketing the various sectors and also the cost of resources that they need to carry the traffic. Sector management is based on planning and accounting systems which allocate costs to the sections recognising the needs of shared resources. Net revenue accountability allows long term control of investments.

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  • Accession Number: 00389327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM