Rail regulation

Authored by: Chris Nash , Valerio Benedetto , Andrew Smith

The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138847491
eBook ISBN: 9781315726786
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315726786.ch8

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Abstract

The trend of the last 40 years in the transport sector has been towards deregulation, and in the US that has also been true of the rail sector, where in 1980 the Staggers Act largely removed regulation. Yet in Europe in the last 20 years almost every country has created a new rail regulatory body. How has this come about?

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