Delivering Better Transport? An Evaluation of the Ten Year Plan for the Railway Industry

Crompton, G.W. and Jupe, R.E. (2002) Delivering Better Transport? An Evaluation of the Ten Year Plan for the Railway Industry. Public Money and Management, 22 (3). pp. 41-48. ISSN 0954-0962. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In July 2000, the Government published Transport 2010, its ten-year plan to improve Britain's transport. This article reviews the proposals to improve the railway system, and examines their likely effects on investment by the railway companies and on passenger safety. The plan is analysed in the context of the structure of the privatized railway industry and its regulatory bodies, with particular reference to the performance of Railtrack (now in administration). The authors conclude that the Government was over-confident in believing that a defective privatized structure could deliver the expansion it wanted. The article shows that the Government has been relying on inadequate and under-performing instruments, over some of which it had little control. This will probably continue unless Railtrack is restructured and taken back into public ownership. Progress so far has been limited, and the prospects of success are not good. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: G.W. Crompton
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2008 00:23
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2012 10:36
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/10405 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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