On 1 January 1994 the Deutsche Bundesbahn and the Deutsche Reichsbahn, which had previously had special asset status, became joint stock companies. This was the starting point for a fundamental transformation of existing structures in a bid to make substantial reductions in rail transport costs, achieve a positive trading balance, and make the railway system so attractive that the different business sectors and even third-party railway enterprises would be encouraged to make increased use of its facilities in order to attain the most important objective of the whole railway reform process, namely that of bringing more traffic to rail. The decision to make a separation between the operator and the user of railway infrastructure and, by extension, to develop a system of infrastructure charging is the direct consequence of Directive 91/440/EEC of the European Council date 29 July 1991. The directive has been transposed into German national legislation. This article describes an infrastructure charging system based on train path pricing.

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

    Kensington Publications Ltd

    111 Southwark Street
    London SE1 0JF,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hausler, U
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00728556
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  • Created Date: Nov 7 1996 12:00AM