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Arne Beck1, Heiner Bente1, Martin Schilling1
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  • 1: Civity Management Consultants, Germany

07 mai 2013
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Railway efficiency is a topic of interest worldwide for railway managers operating in competitive markets and for fiscally strained governments. Several recent studies indicate that European railways differ in terms of their efficiency. Based on a comparison with some major non-European railway systems, our analysis provides further evidence that significant efficiency gaps exist.
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