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Handbook on Railway Regulation

Concepts and Practice

9781789901771 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Matthias Finger, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Switzerland, European University Institute, Italy and Istanbul Technical University, Turkey and Juan Montero, National University of Distance Education, Spain and European University Institute, Italy
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 177 1 Extent: 416 pp
Taking a global approach, this insightful Handbook brings together leading researchers to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in railway regulation with a particular focus on countries that rely heavily on railways for transportation links. The Handbook also considers the most pressing issues for those working in and with railway systems, and outlines future trends in the development of rail globally.

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Taking a global approach, this insightful Handbook brings together leading researchers to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in railway regulation with a particular focus on countries that rely heavily on railways for transportation links, such as Japan, India and France.

Despite numerous liberalisation attempts in recent years, the railway sector is still excessively complex, with regulations varying throughout the world. The Handbook on Railway Regulation gathers, for the first time, these various approaches and practices, using a historical and systematic approach to identify the main lessons for all countries. The Handbook also considers the most pressing issues for those working in and with railway systems, and outlines future trends in the development of global rail. Specific topics covered include the digitalization dilemma in the industry, rail sector reforms and regulation, and competition in the market for rail freight and passenger services.  

This Handbook provides an invaluable contribution to the discussion of railway regulation worldwide, and will be a crucial compendium for students and scholars of transportation, regulation and competition looking to explore different approaches to the topic. This will also be an invaluable read for railway policymakers and regulators looking to deepen their understanding of contemporary regulations around the world.
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‘This collection of original papers takes a genuinely international look at the economic regulation of railways. It covers all forms of rail operations (freight, passenger, and local) and a diversity of regulatory regimes, as well as having a substantial geographical coverage. The editors have managed to entice a cornucopia of experts from around the world to contribute. The volume is timely. Railways over the last 50 years have seen economic regulatory adjustments that have affected their ownership, operations, methods of finance, and investment priorities. While one can easily find a common thread in many of these changes, the overriding emphasis has been on more reliance on market forces and lighter interventions by governments, there are considerable national variations in the instruments deployed and the outcomes that have emerged. This volume allows experts to keep abreast of events and thinking in the rail regulatory world and offers newcomers an almost encyclopedic account of the practical and intellectual challenges involved.’
– Kenneth Button, George Mason University, US

‘A great resource for politicians, managers, competition lawyers and economists, seeking an overview of the implemented regulatory frameworks within the railway sector in Europe and beyond.’
– Frank Miram, Deutsche Bahn AG
Contributors
Contributors: Ş. Ardıyok, N. Bert, C. Chavanel, S. de la Rosa, T. Fetzer, M. Finger, R. Gangwar, M. Ganino, A. Garcia Alvarez, G. Götz, M. Jandova, L. Karlén, F. Kurosaki, M. Kvizda, M. Leboeuf, P. Messulam, J. Montero, C. Nash, P. Perennes, R. Pittman, R. Ramos, V. Rederer, Y.Z. Saakyan, J.T. Schäfer, E. Sesli, A. Smith, L. Tjia Yin-nor, Z. Tomeš, M. van Hagen
Contents
Contents:

1. Railway Regulation: A comparative analysis of a diverging reality
Juan Montero and Matthias Finger

2. Railway Regulation in Germany
Thomas Fetzer

3. The ongoing process of liberalization of the railway sector in France
Stéphane de la Rosa

4. Developments in Rail Regulation in Britain
Chris Nash and Andrew Smith

5. Railway Regulation in Italy
Nadia Bert and Germano Guglielmi

6. Spain: Between the failure of freight and the success of high speed
Alberto Garcia Alvarez

7. Railways in Switzerland
Matthias Finger

8. Regulatory challenges of open-access passenger competition in the Czech Republic
Zdeněk Tomeš, Martin Kvizda, Monika Jandová and Václav Rederer

9. China’s railway development: a cyclical process of de-regulation and re-regulation
Linda Tjia Yin-nor

10. Railways in South Korea
Leif Karlén

11. Indian railways: challenges and opportunities
Rachna Gangwar

12. Railways in Japan
Fumio Kurosaki

13. Rail sector reforms and regulation in Russia
Yu.Z. Saakyan

14. The deregulation of Turkish railways
Şahin Ardıyok and Evren Sesli

15. Railways and Railways Regulation in the United States: Surely You Don’t Want Jones Back?
Russell Pittman

16. Towards a new architecture for technical regulation of Europe’s railways
Christian Chavanel

17. Regulating Rail Mass Transit: A century-long legacy and still looking for fine tuning
Pierre Messulam

18. Competitive tendering for regional trains: What can be learnt from economic literature?
Patricia Perennes

19. Competition law challenges in domestic rail passenger services
Mariarosaria Ganino

20. Financing railways
Georg Götz and Jan Thomas Schäfer

21. The consumer perspective on railways
Mark van Hagen

22. Competition in the market of rail passenger services: the experience of small and medium-sized new entrants in long-distance services in Europe Rodolfo Ramos

23. High-speed rail: From first principles to final expectations
Michel Leboeuf

24. The digitalization dilemma in the railway industry
Juan Montero

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