TARIFF AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPORTS BY COMPLETE TRAIN LOADS AND THEIR INTEGRATION WITH ROAD SERVICES WITH A VIEW TO ACHIEVING A QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE IMPROVEMENT IN THE TRAFFIC

A first definition of a complete train load might read: "a train scheduled and organized for the account of a single client". The most significant point in this definition is the fact that a previous agreement between client and railway is specified. This is a particularly important point as it emphasises a fundamental requirement for realising and developing this interesting transport technique: the collaboration between client and railway administration. A widespread introduction of the service to which this study had been devoted will demand, from the basic industry, from commerce and from the channels for the distribution of the production, the solution of a range of technical and organizational problems of great importance; among them one should not overlook the problem of concentrating the activities of small and medium-sized undertakings throughout the country which are particularly concerned with handling and transport of their products, especially those destined for export. As far as the railway is concerned, an appropriate adaptation of the regulations and tariffs in force is no doubt desirable so that the clientele can be encouraged to forego isolated consignments in favour of a concentration of their despatches. Finally, the process of collaboration between transport operators, where the complete train represents one of the fundamental poles of development, should be pursued and encouraged at governmental level by updating the laws and regulations with a view to adapting them to the dynamics of a sector of activities which is constantly expanding.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Bagnai, C
    • BAERI, N
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 643-661
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM