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Etablering av konkurrerande snabbtågstrafik på Västra stambanan: översyn ur marknadens synvinkel
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics Stockholm.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics Stockholm.
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Establishment of competing high-speed railway traffic on the Western Main Line : review from a market perspective (English)
Abstract [sv]

Från oktober 2010 gäller fri konkurrens vad gäller all trafik på järnväg. VTI har intervjuat de tre största operatörer på Västra stambanan för att se hur de upplevde kapacitetsprocessen som ledde fram till tågplanen för 2014 och för att få deras syn på eventuella etableringshinder som kan föreligga på järnvägsmarknaden. Kapaciteten i det svenska järnvägsnätet är per definition begränsad och det finns bara möjlighet att rymma ett visst antal tåg i systemet. Trafikverket fördelar kapaciteten på spåren mellan operatörer som ansöker om tåglägen i en årlig administrativ tilldelningsprocess. I kapacitetstilldelningsprocessen för tågplan 2014 lämnade fyra operatörer in ansökningar om långväga snabbtågstrafik på sträckan Göteborg–Stockholm. I och med att operatörerna i flera fall ansökte om samma tåglägen sattes Trafikverkets tillämpning av samråd, samordning och prioriteringskriterier på prov för första gången sedan marknadsöppningen. De operatörer som utmanar SJ och som vi intervjuat upplever inte att dagens kapacitets-tilldelningsprocess lever upp till kravet på konkurrensneutralitet och icke-diskriminering. Båda ser behov av en mer transparent process, med prioriteringskriterier som ger ett mer förutsägbart utfall och som i större utsträckning tar datoriserade verktyg till hjälp så att den på så sätt både kan genomföras effektivare och ge ett mer effektivt utfall. Alla operatörernas kommentarer av förfarandet visar också att processen med kapacitetstilldelning innehåller ett stort mått av så kallad frivillig samordning för att lösa konflikter kring tåglägen som flera operatörer söker. Detta innebar att operatörerna under slutet av sommaren 2013 sinsemellan samordnade sina önskemål och på så sätt kom överens om vem som fick vilka tåglägen.

Abstract [en]

As of October 2010 the railway market is liberalised. As a result, other operators than SJ could apply for track capacity also for long-distance passenger services, and the timetable for 2012 was the first timetable that was affected by the liberalisation. The Swedish railway network has, by definition, capacity restrains. The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) allocates capacity among those railway traffic operators that has applied for track capacity in the annual capacity allocation process. In the capacity allocation process for the 2014 timetable, four operators applied for capacity for long-distance high-speed train traffic between Gothenburg and Stockholm. In several cases the operators applied for the same train paths, which put Trafikverket’s applying of the process, the use of coordination and prioritization criteria, to the test for the first time since the liberalisation. VTI has interviewed the three largest of the above operators to receive information about how they experienced the capacity allocation process leading to the timetable for 2014 and to get their views on the possible obstacles that may exist for establishing a new operator on the railway market. The study was commissioned by the Swedish Transport Agency as a basis for their market surveillance in the area. The operators that are challenging SJ perceive that the capacity allocation process does not meet the requirement for competitive neutrality and non-discrimination. Both operators see the need for a more transparent process, with priority criteria that provide a more predictable outcome and which is carried out by the help of computerized tools so that the process can be implemented more efficiently and provide a more effective outcome. They argue that the construction of a timetable is so complex that it is difficult to, as now being done, manually make the most effective adjustments in the timetable necessary due to competing applications. The challenging operators therefore call for a review of the process to assess in which areas it can be improved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2014. , 26 p.
Series
VTI notat, 23-2014
Keyword [en]
Capacity (traffic network), Allocation, High speed, Competition, Passenger transport, Rail bound transport
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Research subject
J00 Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, J04 Railway: Passenger transport; J00 Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, J13 Railway: Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6933OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-6933DiVA: diva2:734331
Available from: 2014-07-16 Created: 2014-07-16 Last updated: 2016-02-04Bibliographically approved

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