To liberalise or not: is rail freight under attack?

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Market liberalisation has been a crucial component of rail freight growth in Europe. Since markets, like the German, started opening up to private initiatives less than fifteen years ago, rail cargo transport went into a transformational process. However, as of late, several voices have begun claiming that the market had enough liberalisation and that state-owned companies should not be weakened any more. Two different perspectives clash in this case.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is the Editorial Coordinator of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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To liberalise or not: is rail freight under attack?

Image: Shutterstock. Aleksandar Malivuk

Market liberalisation has been a crucial component of rail freight growth in Europe. Since markets, like the German, started opening up to private initiatives less than fifteen years ago, rail cargo transport went into a transformational process. However, as of late, several voices have begun claiming that the market had enough liberalisation and that state-owned companies should not be weakened any more. Two different perspectives clash in this case.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is the Chief Editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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