Competition, Regulation & the Privatisation of British Rail

by Jon Shaw

Part of the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Transport Geography Research Group’s Transport & Mobilty series, this 244-page monograph reviews the process of rail privatisation in Great Britain, covering the ideology, the different models considered, and the actual processes involved from the perspective of transport geography.

ú42·50 from Ashgate Publishing, Gower House, Croft Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 3HR, Great Britain

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Prices & Costs in the Railway Sector

by Professor J P Baumgartner

This document provides orders of magnitude for the costs of railway infrastructure, vehicles and tractive power consumption during 2000. Median, upper and lower limits are quoted in euros, the values given not taking into account special cases. The document is intended to provide reference points, rather than act as a price list.

école Polytechnique Fedérale de Lausanne, Département de Génie Civil, Institut des Transports et de Planification, CH-1015 Lausanne , Switzerland

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Dynamic Train-Track Interaction: Linear and Non-Linear Track Models With Property Scatter

by Johan Oscarsson

A doctoral thesis emphasising the influence on track-train dynamics of the ballast mass, non-linear characteristics of the railpad and sleeper support and track structure properties. The inclusion of ballast-subgrade inertia permits modelling of resonant behaviour. For a weakly state dependent railpad the difference in results compared to a linear model was negligible.

Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 G