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Rail Privatisation – How Is It Going?

Nash, C. (1997) Rail Privatisation – How Is It Going? Working Paper. Institute of Transport Studies , Leeds, UK.

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The 1993 Railways Act provided for the privatisation of British Rail in the form of franchising of passenger services and outright sale of all other parts of the business. The privatisation was unusually complex, with the existing single organisation being divided into more than 80 separate companies, the intention being to create competition not just in the form of competing train operating companies, but also for the supply of services such as rolling stock and track maintenance, wherever possible. The aim of this paper is to review events since the process of rail privatisation in Britain really started in April 1994. It is based partly on the publications of the relevant bodies and the technical press but partly on conversations with those in the industry. It is divided into five sections, looking in turn at Railtrack and the ROSCOs, the passenger franchising process, the freight sector and other businesses before seeking to draw some overall conclusions.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright of the Institute of Transport Studies, University Of Leeds
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 02:14
Published Version: http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/
Status: Published
Publisher: Institute of Transport Studies
Identification Number: Working Paper 497
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2104

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