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The impact of market opening on the supply of interregional train services
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3687-7758
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science.
2015 (English)In: Journal of Transport Geography, ISSN 0966-6923, Vol. 46, 189-200 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A stepwise deregulation of all interregional passenger rail services in Sweden was legally completed in 2010. The incumbent operator (SJ) thereby lost the sole rights to commercial services. The most evident supply increase is the establishment of services in the low-cost niche, which rather complements than competes with the incumbent's supply. Public Transport Authorities' (PTAs) joint services have however resulted in strong competition on at least one main line. Despite a period of almost five years since deregulation, the potential effects of the market opening have not yet fully materialised. The business risk for commercial rail operators seems to be much greater than for other modes like air and long distance coach services. SJ have also during decades of deregulated intermodal and years of intramodal competition developed their products and skills and seem well prepared for competition.

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2015. Vol. 46, 189-200 p.
Keyword [en]
Deregulation, Open access, On-track competition, Passenger rail, Interregional transport, Transit
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Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-173290DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2015.06.017ISI: 000359329200019ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84934293302OAI: diva2:852563

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