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The East Coast franchise debacle: only the latest problem arising from rail privatisation

Jupe, Robert (2018) The East Coast franchise debacle: only the latest problem arising from rail privatisation. British Politics and Policy at LSE (05 Jun 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Robert Jupe provides a history of the East Coast Main Line franchise and examines its latest problems. He concludes that the current debacle illustrates how privatisation, far from improving efficiency, has fragmented an integrated industry into many constituent parts, and an alternative approach is now necessary.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/the-east-...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
JEL classification: L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L92 - Railroads and Other Surface Transportation: Autos, Buses, Trucks, and Water Carriers; Ports
N - Economic History > N7 - Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, Technology, and Other Services
P - Economic Systems > P2 - Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies > P25 - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Housing; Transportation
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R4 - Transportation Systems > R41 - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 11:56
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90781

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