NTU has finalised the Study on Regulatory Options on Further Market Opening in Rail Passenger Transport

After 15 months of project work NTU has completed the above mentioned project. The final report including all the annexes can be found on the EU DG MOVE website. NTU has: · carried out a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the domestic passenger rail transport market: total traffic and its evolution, market segments (regional under Public Service Obligations, long-distance, etc.), actors, revenues, etc. · described and analysed different models of market regulation introducing competition in domestic rail passenger transport (open access, competitive tenders for public service/franchise contracts, competitive tendering of concessions contracts) in the EU and other relevant countries in the EEC and IPA areas. Based on a detailed software model elaborated for this exact purpose NTU assessed the interaction of the various regulatory models and their effects on the market performance, quality of service, public finance, citizens’ mobility and accessibility. · assessed the economic, social and environmental effects of further market opening options in domestic rail passenger transport in the EU. · hosted two stakeholder conferences in Brussels for most major stakeholders in the rail passenger transport market during which the details of our study were debated, and the stakeholder viewpoints inserted into our report. The final report and annexes can be found on: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/rail/studies/rail_en.htm