Changing Trains Railway Reform and the Role of Competition: The Experience of Six Countries
Published in 1999. The book presents and compares the new relationships between transport authorities and railway companies in a number of countries (Great Britain, Sweden, Japan, Germany, Switzerland and France). It also presents a number of case studies focusing on the role of contracts, competition and tendering and presenting the achievements of the new regimes so far. This book is aimed at all transport professionals, authorities and academics interested in the increasing use of competition in the passenger railway sector.
1. Introduction Didier van de Velde 2. Great Britain John Preston and Amanda Root 3. Sweden Gunnar Alexandersson and Staffan Hulten 4. Germany Castern Lehmann 5. Switzerland Didier van de Velde 6. Japan Fumitoshi Mizutani 7. France Oliver Domenach and Pierric Teurnier 8. Synthesis and General Lessons Didlier van de Velde and Paran van Reeven
’...easy to read...policy makers around the world will more than likely have to re-evaluate their rail strategies sooner or later and van de Velde’s book will provide some useful background material to assist them. Indeed, books such as van de Velde’s are important precisely for that reason...they make such a task easier for others by providing some of the information needed to accomplish it.’ Journal of Transport Geography