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Marginal railway infrastructure costs in a dynamic context
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics Stockholm.
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, dynamic aspects of railway infrastructure operation and maintenance costs in Sweden are explored. Econometric cost functions are estimated to check the robustness of previous marginal cost estimates by introducing lags and leads of both dependent and independent variables. We find support for a forward-looking behaviour within the Swedish National Rail Administration (Banverket) as both infrastructure operation and maintenance costs are reduced prior to a major renewal. There are also indications of both lagged traffic and costs affecting the cost structure, but these results are more uncertain due to limitations in data.

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Stockholm: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2007. , 29 p.
, Working Papers, Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute (VTI), 2007:9
Keyword [en]
Railway track, Operating costs, Maintenance, Cost, Estimation, Mathematical model, Calculation
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Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Economics; Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Railway track
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-681Archive number: TRV 2010/92179OAI: diva2:669381
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2014-05-14Bibliographically approved

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