THE BRITISH RAIL PROBLEM: A CASE STUDY IN ECONOMIC DISASTER

British Railways became a pressing national problem during the second half of the 1950s and a series of restructuring and investment programs have failed to solve the financial crises, including legislative actions of the 1968 Transport Act and the 1974 Railways Act. The situation is examined in the following chapters: Failure of the 1968 Transport Act; Prospects for Passenger Traffic; Parcels, Letters and Papers; Iron and Steel; Coal and Oil; General Freight and the Overall Position; Railway Investment; Manpower and Expenditure; Social Benefits of Rail Passenger Services; Allocation of Freight Traffic; Conclusions: Towards a Self-Financing Railway.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Westview Press

    5500 Central Avenue
    Boulder, CO  United States  80301-2877
  • Authors:
    • Pryke, RWS
    • DODGSON, J S
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 294 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM