Jupe, Robert E. (2005) The Future of Rail? An Evaluation of the 2004 Railway Industry White Paper. Public Money & Management, 25 (3). pp. 187-194. ISSN 0954-0962. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)
In July 2004, the Government published a white paper on‘The Future of Rail’, which outlined its planned third attempt to reform the railways. This article reviews the new blueprint for rail, in the context of the performance of the industry and its regulatory bodies. The changes proposed are analysed in terms of their likely effects on the infrastructure authority and the train companies. The author concludes that there are major problems with the white paper as key details are omitted, and the proposed changes are heavily reliant on private companies which have performed poorly. The Government has missed the opportunity to renationalize the infrastructure authority, a move which would reduce borrowing costs and bring direct control over infrastructure costs.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School|
|Depositing User:||Robert Jupe|
|Date Deposited:||27 Oct 2008 16:06|
|Last Modified:||27 May 2014 14:30|
|Resource URI:||https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7657 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|