DETERMINING AND INFLUENCING THE TRAIN RUNNING COSTS AND TRACTION ENERGY PROBLEMS

The cost increases in all spheres of the economy make it necessary for every undertaking to monitor their costs continually. In many cases, it is sufficient to monitor these costs at the time when they arise; for certain undertakings such as the German Federal Railway (DB), however, whose means of production have a long service life and whose specific capital investments may be very high, it is of special importance to prepare cost estimates at the time of planning. As the construction and delivery periods extend over several years, investment decisions may be greatly influenced by long-term forecasts concerning the trend of the costs of labour, materials (including energy) and capital. In addition to a knowledge of costs and their trends, however, there is a need for special investigations as a basis for the introduction of cost-reducing measures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • BINNEWIES, H
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 507-535
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099816
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM