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Mapping railways maintenance contracts: the case of Netherlands, Finland and UK
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics, TEK.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5814-917X
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics, TEK.
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Kartläggning av drift- och underhållskontrakt på järnvägen : Nederländerna, Finland och Storbritannien (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

In 1988, Sweden was the first country in Europe to separate the ownership of railway infrastructure from traffic operations. Starting in 2002, maintenance has gradually been contracted out. Sweden, Finland and Holland – and previously England – have been in the European forefront regarding the use of competitive tendering of railway maintenance. The description of the situation in the countries indicate important similarities. All clients are trying to attract more contractors to place bids. At the same time, and very outspoken in Finland, the profitability on the market for rail maintenance is not high, making it different to attract new companies to enter the market. Another common aspect concerns the allocation of risk between the parties, indicating different emphasis on fixed price and unit price contracts. A related dimension is the tradeoff between tendering input or output.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien i detta notat är att ge underlag inför Trafikverkets arbete med att vidareutveckla avtalen för de entreprenörer som genomför underhållsarbeten på järnväg. För att belysa hur andra länder kontrakterar järnvägsunderhåll har VTI fått i uppdrag att kartlägga de kontrakt som används av Nederländerna och Finland samt England innan återförstatligandet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2014. , 24 p.
VTI notat, 27A-2014
Keyword [en]
Contract, Tender, Procurement, Maintenance, Railway track, Finland, Netherlands, United Kingdom
National Category
Economics Transport Systems and Logistics
Research subject
J00 Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, J13 Railway: Economics
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-7452OAI: diva2:771921
Available from: 2014-12-15 Created: 2014-12-15 Last updated: 2016-02-25Bibliographically approved

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