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Fixed effects estimation of marginal railway infrastructure costs in Sweden
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics Stockholm.
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

New railway legislation in Sweden has increased the need for transparent access charges on the Swedish railway network. We estimate cost functions for infrastructure operation, maintenance and renewal in the Swedish national railway network, using unobserved effects models and calculate marginal costs for railway infrastructure wear and tear. We find evidence of unobserved fixed effects at a track section level for infrastructure operation and maintenance costs. The estimated weighted average marginal infrastructure operation cost is SEK 0.12 per train kilometre and the estimated marginal maintenance cost is SEK 0.0073 per gross tonne kilometre. Altogether, the results indicate that the current charge for railway infrastructure wear and tear in Sweden is below marginal cost.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2007. , 28 p.
Series
Working Papers, Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute (VTI), 2007:11
Keyword [en]
Railway track, Maintenance, Cost, Operating costs, Estimation, Wear, Mathematical model, Calculation
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Economics; Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Railway track
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-683OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-683DiVA: diva2:669383
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2014-05-14Bibliographically approved

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