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Opening the Market in the Rail Freight Sector

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The paper looks at the practical implications of liberalizing the railway market in the EU. In particular, it outlines the problems and dilemmas faced by the stake-holders (authorities and industry) during the phase of moving towards a more competitive market. In addition, the paper also examines the expected rail freight development as a result of this change in terms of competition, need for innovation and new market features. These issues are addressed in relation to incumbent railways as well as to new entrants.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: March 1, 2009

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