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CHAPTER ONE: CONTEXT, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Introduction Issues to be examined The structure of this Final Report
CHAPTER TWO: THE FRAMEWORK OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY LAW Background European law United Kingdom Scotland Summary
CHAPTER THREE: THE COMPARATOR RAIL NETWORKS Introduction Indicative statistics New Zealand Ireland and Northern Ireland Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein Denmark Sweden Summary
CHAPTER FOUR: MARKETS, COMPETITION AND FRANCHISING Introduction Evolution of passenger demand Success factors Identifying commercial services Commercial freight services Commercial passenger services Non-commercial passenger services Trends in commercial viability Operation of commercial services Summary
CHAPTER FIVE: GOVERNMENT, FUNDING, PROCUREMENT AND REGULATION National, regional and local government Funding Franchising and contracting Regulation Regulation of safety and standards Regulation of fares Customer satisfaction Risk transfer Summary
CHAPTER SIX: SEPARATING INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS Introduction Regulation of access and charges Incentives to operators Incentives to infrastructure managers Network change Planning expansion and investment Planning electrification and interoperability Planning for integration Summary
CHAPTER SEVEN: SUBCONTRACTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS Introduction Subcontracting by infrastructure managers Subcontracting by train operators Summary
CHAPTER EIGHT: CONCLUSIONS Introduction Conclusions Objectives of controlling authorities Rail's place in transport provision and policy Evolution of the comparator networks Infrastructure capacity and quality Constraints on demand The role of government in rail markets Government spending and price controls Regulation of price, safety and standards Separation of infrastructure and operations Infrastructure ownership The structure of rail infrastructure charges Passenger services: franchising, public and private monopolies Competition in or for rail markets Barriers to greater market entry Contracting out of non-core services
ANNEX 1: GLOSSARY
ANNEX 2: EXCHANGE RATES
ANNEX 3: COMPARATOR NETWORK MAPS
ANNEX 4: EUROPEAN RAILWAY LEGISLATION
The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.
This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.
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