TITLE

From the Chairman Harry Downes

PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
Management Services;Apr2002, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the difference between the privatized and the nationalized rail systems of several countries in Europe. If the theory behind rail privatization in the mid-1990s was correct, the railroads system of Great Britain should now, as of 2000, be considerably better at meeting customers' needs than nationalized rail networks in mainland Europe. The nationalized rail systems of Spain and France often show British railways in a good light. Different business sectors do not publicize each other's services over common routes, and staff do not generally believe in helping passengers as they struggle between high-floor trains and miniscule platforms. But these examples do not prove that state-ownership is incapable of providing good customer service. The state-owned rail systems of several other countries, such as the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, have high standards of presentation.
ACCESSION #
12145077

 

Related Articles

  • "Turn your back on backpain" European week for safety and health 2000.  // Management Services;Mar2000, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p3 

    Reports that the Strategic Rail Working Party of the Institute of Logistics and Transport is continuing work on its report, as of August 2002, on the future of the rail industry in Great Britain.

  • Letter to the editor. Tyler, Geoff // Management Services;Mar2000, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p39 

    This article reports that the Vauxhall Motors company, in another environmental-related initiative, is returning to the railroads for the delivery of the Astras to Europe. The first shipment, destined for customers in Germany, is part of a long-term feasibility study which looks at ways the...

  • New guidelines on cyber-cheating.  // Management Services;Jun2002, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p4 

    This article reports that the Association of Community-Rail Partnerships has launched a new service for parish and town councils in England with the start of 2002. It is called the 'Parish Platforms and is an advice and information service on railroad issues targeted at parish and town councils....

  • New guidelines on cyber-cheating.  // Management Services;Jun2002, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p4 

    This article reports that the Association of Community-Rail Partnerships has launched a new service for parish and town councils in England with the start of 2002. It is called the 'Parish Platforms and is an advice and information service on railroad issues targeted at parish and town councils....

  • Life will be sweeter with AutoMOST.  // Management Services;Apr2000, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p32 

    This article reports that the University of Leeds and consultants, with the support of the railway industry, have joined together to research the case for introducing a version of the Swiss Taktfahrplan system in Great Britain. Its main features are that all public transport operates as a cycle...

  • Obituary – Gordon Eyre FMS.  // Management Services;May2001, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p32 

    This article reports that the number of passenger journeys on light rail systems in England increased by 27 percent from 93.9 million in 1999/2000 to 119.6 million in 2000/01. Much of the growth in the last five years has been in London, England, with use of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR)...

  • Read All About Them!  // Logistics & Transport Focus;May2001, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p16 

    A report on transport and logistics developments in Asia, as of 2001, is presented. The author first described the Tianjin port, which is one of the main ports serving Beijing and the north of China. The expressway link between Tianjin and Beijing is excellent. The author discovered that tolls...

  • Commons Committee Blasts DETR.  // Logistics & Transport Focus;Sep99, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p16 

    The progress made on the initiative of the local government of Wales on public transportation and integrated information is discussed. Wales was chosen as a pilot area for this new system. The country has a picture of urban and rural settlement and the added complication of two languages. If the...

  • Institute Supports SMEs.  // Logistics & Transport Focus;Sep99, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p17 

    A report on the transportation- and business logistics-related development in Asia is presented. It was found out by the author of this article that many countries place restrictions on the degree of foreign involvement in transportation companies. The domestic transport companies are run in...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics