Strategi för Transportstyrelsens marknadstillsyn över järnvägssektorn

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Stefan Pettersson

The purpose of this report is to analyse Transportstyrelsen's (the Swedish Transport Agency´s) remit in it's capacity as rail market regulator and the distribution of responsibilities between the government, Transportstyrelsen and infrastructure managers (in particular Banverket (the Swedish Rail Administration)) against the background of the forthcoming liberalisation of railway passenger transport. The most important observation is that the forthcoming liberalisation may lead to a need for expanded powers for Transportstyrelsen to oversee and intervene in parts of the railway markets in addition to railway undertakings and infrastructure managers. Furthermore the report observes that the procedures of establishing time tables will require a substantial development which in turn will require a developed competence in Transportstyrelsen oversight as well. It is also important to consider the connection between pricing of time table slots and the general pricing of track use. Concerning the management of the regulation we emphasise that it should aim at being predictable for the interested parties and to be transparent to a high degree. For this purpose we point to the importance of a clear policy and an open three year plan for the regulatory tasks.

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