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Charging for Scarce Rail Capacity in Britain: A Case Study

Johnson, DH and Nash, CA (2008) Charging for Scarce Rail Capacity in Britain: A Case Study. The Review of Network Economics, 7 (1). 53 - 76 . ISSN 1446-9022

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine the feasibility of identifying an appropriate rail scarcity charge which would make operators pay for their use of rail capacity in line with the opportunity cost of the use of these slots and to give some idea of the likely effects of such charges. The way in which we do this is to use a passenger demand forecasting model, PRAISE, to consider a situation on the East Coast Main Line which is characterized by scarce capacity and a degree of competition.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2008 Walter de Gruyter. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Britain, rail, capacity, charging
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2012 12:56
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 17:53
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.2202/1446-9022.1138
Status: Published
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.2202/1446-9022.1138
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43536

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