British Rail Privatisation

Topics: Rail transport, British Rail, Rail transport in Great Britain Pages: 87 (30615 words) Published: August 21, 2013


Stephen Glaister

Fundación Rafael del Pino Conference: Competencia en el Transporte Ferroviario

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CRI Occasional Paper 23

Stephen Glaister
This paper was prepared for a conference entitled ‘Competencia en el Transporte Ferroviari’ held on September 16th and 17th 2004 in Madrid The paper and conference were sponsored by Fundación Rafael del Pino Rafael Calvo, 39 28010 Madrid © Fundación Rafael del Pino 2004

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The CRI is pleased to publish Occasional Paper 23 on British Rail Privatisation ~ Competition Destroyed by Politics by Stephen Glaister, Professor of Transport and Infrastructure, Imperial College London. This paper was prepared for a conference entitled ‘Competencia en el Transporte Ferroviario’, held on September 16th and 17th, 2004 in Madrid. The paper and conference were sponsored by Fundación Rafael del Pino, Rafael Calvo 39, 28010 Madrid. © Fundación Rafael del Pino 2004, which we are pleased to acknowledge. Professor Glaister focuses in particular on the issue of regulatory consistency. In effect, he suggests that having chosen (or adopted from the previous government) a particular model to deliver rail services, the government then has a responsibility to maintain that policy, unless there are good reasons for changing it. Where change is required, the reasons and consequences should be set...

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