Rail franchising matters - The award of open access rights on the ECML

Jupe, R.E. (2007) Rail franchising matters - The award of open access rights on the ECML. Public Money and Management, 27 (1). pp. 83-86. ISSN 0954-0962 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9302.2007.00559.x

Abstract

In March 2006, the Rail Regulator made a controversial decision to award open access rights to a new train operator on the east coast route. A 10-year franchise had been granted to GNER on this route in 2005 on the assumption that there would not be competition from open access operators. This article examines this decision, concluding that it reflects confusion over responsibilities and the government's ambivalent attitude to rail privatization. Alternatives to the current 'malaise' are suggested

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Maureen Cook
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2008 17:46
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:07
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2573 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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