RESTRUCTURING SWEDEN'S RAILWAYS: THE UNINTENTIONAL DEREGULATION

In 1988 Sweden made a vertical cut in its nationalised railway monopoly. Since then, infrastructure has been handled by a public-sector agency, while trains initially were run by a government-owned monopolist. This paper seeks to describe this reorganisation, the subsequent process towards free entry and competition in parts of the sector and the consequences of these changes. It is argued that the policies have not focused (ticket) prices and competition issues and rather been directed towards the sector's inability to recover costs, which seems to be a Europe-wide phenomenon. Some recommendations for further changes of the industry are suggested.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00964149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI sartryck 356A
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 15 2003 12:00AM