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Working papers in Transport Economics

No 2012:5:
The liberalization of railway passenger transport in Sweden – Outstanding regulatory challenges

Gunnar Alexandersson, Staffan Hultén, Jan-Eric Nilsson () and Roger Pyddoke ()

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to describe Sweden’s recent reforms to open the railway passenger markets to entry, and to addresses four critical issues for the success of the reforms; the allocation of infrastructure capacity, the provision of maintenance and terminal facilities, the access to rolling stock and the provision of information and ticketing to travelers. The analysis shows that the legislation and regulatory tools that are needed to handle these challenges to a large extent remain to be developed.

Keywords: Railway; regulation; infrastructure capacity; rolling stock; terminal facility; ticketing; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: L43; L51; L92; (follow links to similar papers)

22 pages, February 2, 2012

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