Marginal Railway Infrastructure Costs in a Dynamic Context

Authors

  • Mats Andersson VTI, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18757/ejtir.2008.8.4.3357

Abstract

In this paper, dynamic aspects of railway infrastructure operation and maintenance costs in Sweden are explored. Econometric cost functions are estimated to check the robustness of previous marginal cost estimates by introducing lags and leads of both dependent and independent variables. We find support for a forward-looking behaviour within the Swedish National Rail Administration (Banverket) as both infrastructure operation and maintenance costs are reduced prior to a major renewal. There are also indications of both lagged traffic and costs affecting the cost structure.

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

Downloads

Published

2008-09-01

How to Cite

Andersson, M. (2008). Marginal Railway Infrastructure Costs in a Dynamic Context. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 8(4). https://doi.org/10.18757/ejtir.2008.8.4.3357

Issue

Section

Articles