EUROPE ON THE MOVE: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN EUROPEAN COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSPORT ACTIVITY RESEARCH. CHAPTER 12. REGULATORY REGIMES IN EUROPEAN TRANSPORT AND MARKET CONTESTABILITY

This paper considers the issue of access to terminal and interchange facilities and puts forward the argument for a 'hub and spoke' network. Regulated transport markets are compared to competitive markets. The theoretical argument is illustrated with empirical evidence taken from long distance bus services, airlines and maritime transport in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. The need to separate ownership of a terminal from the main operators using it is discussed. A range of options are considered for bus, air and maritime sectors which might help restore competitive entry conditions. Other factors that may influence reforms to terminal access are noted including mergers, EC requirements, capacity and competing modes.

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  • Authors:
    • Banister, D
    • Berechman, J
    • ANDERSEN, B
    • Barrett, S
    • DE RUS MENDOZA, G
  • Publication Date: 1993

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  • Accession Number: 00665084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-85628-547-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM