Safety and Regulatory Reform of Railways
Does deregulation reduce rail safety? Many countries have envisaged or implemented
pro-competitive regulatory reforms of their rail sectors. Concerns have been voiced
regarding the impact of these reforms on rail safety performance, especially in cases
of reforms that have privatised or deregulated state ownership and control of railways.
This report addresses these concerns with a detailed investigation of pre- and post-reform
rail safety data in countries where complete and comparable data exists.
Published on October 04, 2010Also available in: French