Commercialising Australia's interstate rail freight transport: Some ownership and investment issues

Williams, Alan W. & Ferreira, Luis (1995) Commercialising Australia's interstate rail freight transport: Some ownership and investment issues. In 7th World Conference on Transport Research, 16 21 July, 1995, Sydney, Australia.

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The paper addresses the issues of rights of way ownership and application of consistent investment appraisal techniques across modes of transport. There are linkages between ownership, rights of way, competitive strategies and market contestability which will have a significant bearing on the choice of investment criteria used by commercialised railways. Investment methodologies in competing modes of land transport must be consistent. Investment in individual elements of railway infrastructure must be integrated with the overall cost recovery strategy of the operator. Major railway projects must be submitted to both financial and economic evaluation, so that the interests of individual railway authorities and the community are considered.

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ID Code: 2521
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Commercialisation, interstate rail, freight transport, ownership, investment, investment appraisal, financial and economic evaluation, Australia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1995 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 15 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:28

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