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Author Round Table on Transport Economics (114th : 1999 : Paris, France)

Title Report of the hundred and fourteenth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 11th-12th March 1999 on the following topic : regular interurban coach services in Europe
Published Paris, France : Economic Research Centre, European Conference of Ministers of Transport, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (151 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Series ECMT Round Tables, 1990-0228 ; no. 114
Contents INTRODUCTORY REPORTS -- -Eurolines of the Pan-European Coach Network of Regular Lines Services: An Introduction by D. Bochar -- The Development of International Bus Transport in Central Europe: The Case of Poland by T. Komornicki -- The Current Role of Interurban Coach Services in Europe by P. White, United Kingdom -- Coach Deregulation in Sweden by K. Jansson, Sweden -- SUMMARY OF DISCUSSIONS -- -Round Table debate on reports -- LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
Summary Although deregulation is well under way in the transport sector, regular coach services are still largely regulated. Governments see them as potentially competing with rail transport services. However, in countries that have had some experience with deregulation the outcome has clearly been positive (except for local short-distance services). The Round Table began with a review of regular interurban coach services based on case studies in countries which had adopted an original approach. This report shows the industry in a totally new light. One of its main findings is that there is a specific market for customers that have no other means of transport. Opening up this market would benefit the most economically disadvantaged sectors of the population. But that is not the only lesson to be learned from this Round Table
Analysis European Interurban Transports
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Eurolines Services, Ltd. -- Congresses.
Bus lines -- Europe -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author European Conference of Ministers of Transport. Economic Research Centre.
ISBN 9282112624
Other Titles Regular interurban coach services in Europe : Round Table
Regular interurban coach services in Europe