A general assessment is made of the British railways board's obligation and policy for operating the nation's railway system. The accounting practice and financial performance of the board are considered, together with the marketing of railway services. Secondly, there is a presentation and analysis of the financial results of BR's costing methods for passenger services. The report reviews BR's fares structure, the effect of fare increase on demand, and the effect on policy since 1969 of market-oriented pricing. The effect in particular on the London and south east region services of the new policy is noted. Reference is made to the boards's system of data collection and its use for forecasting effects of fare changes etc. BR's marketing activity is reviewed and the results of investment in inter city services. A summary of conclusions is based on the foregoing investigation and an increase in fares and charges is recommended.

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    Her Majesty's Stationery Office

    Atlantic Ho, Holborn Viaduct
    London EC1P 1BN,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-2-15


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 225

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 10 222578 8
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM