Pricing the use of Sweden's railways: Are charges in line with marginal costs?
2003 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Since 1988, Sweden's railways have been vertically separated with (private or
public) train operators paying for the use of government-owned railway
infrastructure. The present paper scrutinizes today's charging regime. The
revenue from these charges generates insufficient revenue to recover the
total spending on infrastructure. The charges may, never the less, be in line
with an efficiency-enhancing pricing policy. To answer whether or not this is
so, the paper seeks to compare state-of-the-art knowledge about marginal
costs for using infrastructure with current charges. It is found that there
may be reason to increase charging on at least two counts: Current tariffs
fail to mirror marginal reinvestment cost and scarcity is not priced.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI notat 2A-2003 , 2003.
English, Sweden, Railway, Use, Cost, Price, Economics of transport, Transport authority, Model, Network
Research subject Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-1406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-1406DiVA: diva2:670116