Track Access Charges in Freight Transport

Track Access Charges in Freight Transport

Author: Justina Hudenko

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527535749

Category: Law

Page: 217

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Given that there are still many unclear concepts, mutual contradictions and imperfections in methodologies used in the field of track access charging, this book acts as a communication tool for researchers, and discusses these charges with regard to rail freight competitiveness. It addresses four main topics: namely, the technical features of freight transportation and the costs incurred; the impact of incoherence and volatility of freight traffic volume; the market response to the track access charge level; and the influence of transport policy and state subsidies. The text will appeal to infrastructure managers around the world, especially those in networks where there is an intention either to facilitate the shift of freight to railways or to develop rail freight corridors. It illustrates that there are significant differences in the causation of costs on passenger and freight railways, and raises important questions that must be considered when communicating with consumers and the state.

Freight Transport

Freight Transport

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215521943

Category: Freight and freightage

Page: 276

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This is the 8th report from the Transport Committee (HCP 249, session 2007-08, ISBN 9780215521941) and focuses on freight transport. The Committee has set out 29 recommendations, including: that the Government needs to adopt a more proactive freight strategy, given there are significant economic and transport benefits to be gained; the Department of Transport should produce a national freight plan, setting out aspirations for the reduction in congestion and transport emissions, freight infrastructure and job opportunities and the development of future technologies that maybe beneficial for the freight business; that rail and water freight must be able to compete on a an equal footing with road transport; that the Government could do more to encourage waterborne freight transport; that Network Rail must recognise the importance of freight instead of treating it as the poor relation of passenger services; that the Government needs to engage with European freight schemes to ensure that UK business is not disadvantaged and further, highlight the importance of the UK air freight operators' competiveness with continental operators; the Government needs to discuss a way forward with the UK haulier industry, which the Committee sees as being unfairly treated through subsidising their continental competitors through high levels of taxation on fuel.

Intermodal Freight Transport

Intermodal Freight Transport

Author: David Lowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136394652

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 449

This book provides an introduction to the whole concept of intermodal freight transport, the means of delivering goods using two or more transport modes, recounting both European experience and UK developments and reporting on the extensive political influences on this form of transport. This is placed into context with reference to developments in North America and Asia. Detailed explanations are given of the road and rail vehicles, the loading units and the transfer equipment used in such operations. In particular, the role of the Channel Tunnel in the development of long-haul combined transport operations between the UK and Europe is considered.

Handbook on Railway Regulation

Handbook on Railway Regulation

Author: Matthias Finger

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789901788

Category: Transportation

Page: 416

View: 253

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.

Law and the Regulators

Law and the Regulators

Author: Tony Prosser

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198763913

Category: Competition

Page: 344

View: 806

This book will, for the first time, offer a comprehensive analysis of the legal duties which apply to the regulators of privatized industries, transport, civil aviation and independent television in the United Kingdom, with detailed accounts of how these duties have been put into practice bythe regulators. There is an assessment of the philosophy behind these principles, and an account of the principles which can be derived from the law of the European Union, which are relevant to regulators' work. Particular emphasis is placed on the interaction of the encouragement of competition,the encouragement of economic efficiency and the implementation of social goals such as the provision of universal public service, and the way in which these various principles interact.

The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics

The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics

Author: Jonathan Cowie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317537960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 881

The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics offers the first state of the art overview of the discipline of transport economics as it stands today, reflective of key research and policy. Transport is an important area of study and one which is problem rich, stimulating a great deal of debate in areas which impact on everyday lives. Much of this focuses on the practicalities of the modern-day phenomenon of mass movement and all of the issues which surround it. The discipline of economics is central to this debate, and consequently the study and application of transport economics has a chief role to play in seeking to address subjects relating to major transport issues. It can be argued that at the very heart of any transport issue or problem lies the underlying economics of the situation – understand that and you alleviate the problem. Featuring contributions from world-leading scholars and practitioners from across the globe, all of the chapters within this book are written from a practical perspective; theory is applied and developed using real-world examples. The book examines concepts, issues, ideas and practicalities of transport provision in five key topic areas: public transport public transport reform economic development and transport modelling transport and the environment freight transport. A real strength of the book is in linking theory to practice, and hence the ‘economics’ that are examined in this text are not the economics of the abstract, but rather the economics of everyday living. Practical and insightful, this volume is an essential reference for any student or researcher working in all areas of transport provision, ranging from planning, appraisal, regulation and freight; and for all practitioners looking to develop their professional knowledge and who are seeking professional accreditation.

The future of rail

The future of rail

Author: Great Britain. Department for Transport

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0101623321

Category: Railroads

Page: 100

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This White Paper sets out the conclusions of the Department for Transport's review of the rail industry, which looked at past and current performance as well as taking submissions from relevant organisations. The main proposals are: the SRA will be abolished and strategic responsibility will pass to the Secretary of State; Network Rail will be given a strengthened role as operator of the network; the number of franchises will be reduced and they will be aligned more closely with Network Rail's regional structure; there will be an increased role for devolved administrations; responsibility for safety will pass from the Health and Safety Executive to a new regulatory body - the Office of Rail Regulation; freight operators will be given greater certainty about their rights on the network.

Sustainable Railway Futures

Sustainable Railway Futures

Author: Becky P.Y. Loo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317047704

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Revitalizing railways as a major sustainable transport mode in modern societies faces many issues and challenges. This in-depth overview places the importance of railways in the wider context of comprehensive sustainability, which encompasses sustainable development, social and economic equity and community livability. Some scholars have described the 21st century as a period of renaissance for railways and suggest this transport mode can fulfil people's desire for high mobility with low negative environmental, social, economic and financial impacts. In light of these new expectations for railways, in both passenger and freight transport worldwide, this book offers the latest research insights on the renewed interest about railway expansions and their wide-ranging environmental, socio-economic and even political implications.