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?Failing to deliver??the privatized British rail freight industry

McCartney, S and Stittle, J (2013) '?Failing to deliver??the privatized British rail freight industry.' Public Money & Management, 33 (5). pp. 321-328. ISSN 0954-0962

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Abstract

Since rail privatization the performance of passenger services has received considerable publicity and comment, but that of the rail freight industry has received scant attention. The freight operators, industry planners and regulators, and governments have proclaimed it a ?success story? and advanced ambitious growth targets. This paper evaluates the overall performance of rail freight and argues it has been, at best, disappointing. The projected growth figures for rail freight are wildly optimistic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Evaluation; freight; privatization; railways
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Essex Accounting Centre
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 16:29
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:30
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10948

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