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And the beat goes on. The continued trials and tribulations of passenger rail franchising in Great Britain

And the beat goes on. The continued trials and tribulations of passenger rail franchising in Great Britain
And the beat goes on. The continued trials and tribulations of passenger rail franchising in Great Britain
National rail passenger services in Great Britain have been largely delivered by a system of franchising since 1996. As reported at previous Thredbo Conferences, this system has had several iterations and a number of failures, with one franchise (for the East Coast) having failed three times. This paper will use national level and operator specific data provided by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to review recent key trends in rail demand and supply. It will extend an existing modelling framework to determine the costs and benefits of rail franchising at the national level. It will also undertake case studies of two franchises, for the East Coast and South West. In advance of the on-going Williams Review, policy prescriptions will be suggested for both the commercial and the social railway with particular reference to contract specifications.
Contract, Franchising, Incentives, L51 economics of regulation, L92 railroads and other surface transportation, Rail
0739-8859
Preston, Jonathan
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Bickel, Charles
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Preston, Jonathan
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Bickel, Charles
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Preston, Jonathan and Bickel, Charles (2020) And the beat goes on. The continued trials and tribulations of passenger rail franchising in Great Britain. Research in Transportation Economics, 83, [100846]. (doi:10.1016/j.retrec.2020.100846).

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National rail passenger services in Great Britain have been largely delivered by a system of franchising since 1996. As reported at previous Thredbo Conferences, this system has had several iterations and a number of failures, with one franchise (for the East Coast) having failed three times. This paper will use national level and operator specific data provided by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to review recent key trends in rail demand and supply. It will extend an existing modelling framework to determine the costs and benefits of rail franchising at the national level. It will also undertake case studies of two franchises, for the East Coast and South West. In advance of the on-going Williams Review, policy prescriptions will be suggested for both the commercial and the social railway with particular reference to contract specifications.

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Accepted/In Press date: 14 April 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 18 April 2020
Keywords: Contract, Franchising, Incentives, L51 economics of regulation, L92 railroads and other surface transportation, Rail

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Local EPrints ID: 439587
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/439587
ISSN: 0739-8859
PURE UUID: 5228c861-ccad-4a79-9ce3-28148163a9c5
ORCID for Jonathan Preston: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6866-049X

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Date deposited: 27 Apr 2020 16:46
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 06:55

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Author: Charles Bickel

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