Buying Services from the Railway


Most governments want to retain influence over railway passenger services and fares. argued that the best way to do this is by using a model in which governments use a contract to purchase the services and fare concessions they want, which this section will discuss in detail. First, it will introduce the public service obligation (PSO) concept, underlying the two primary contracts— and . Second, the section will explore the possibility of introducing for such contracts and introduce , which are also described in the .


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