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Restructuring Sweden's railways: The unintentional deregulation
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5814-917X
2003 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

In 1988, Sweden made a vertical cut in its nationalised railway monopoly;


then, infrastructure is handled by a public-sector agency while trains

initially were

run by a government-owned monopolist. This paper seeks to describe this

reorganisation, the subsequent process towards free entry and competition in


of the sector and the consequences of these changes. It is argued that the


have not focussed (ticket) prices and competition issues and rather been


towards the sector’s inability to recover costs, which seems to be a


phenomenon. Some recommendations for further changes of the industry are


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI särtryck 356A , 2003.
VTI särtryck, ISSN 1102-626X
Keyword [en]
English, Sweden, Railway, Deregulation, Government, Competition, Cost, Policy
Research subject
Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Organization and administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-5122OAI: diva2:673952
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