The Railways Act, providing the legislative framework for privatisation of Britain's railways, received Royal Assent in November 1993. The aim of privatisation is to improve the quality and efficiency of rail services by introducing private sector investment and management, thereby encouraging greater use of the railways. Much of the UK Government's plan for privatisation coincides with the European Union's transport policy for railways. The separation of track and operations and the granting of franchises to private sector operators furthers the Union's objective of securing commercial independence for the railways.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in conjunction with the International Railway Congress Association (IRCA).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kensington Publications Ltd

    111 Southwark Street
    London SE1 0JF,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Montagu, N
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00728555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1996 12:00AM