Market Scan on Passenger Rail Transport


Since the passenger rail transport market is characterized by the concession mechanism, this market scan focuses on how the awarding and size of the concessions stimulate rail undertakings to operate more efficiently, to keep prices as low as possible, and to innovate. When reviewing the concessions, the NMa looks for opportunities to increase consumer welfare. The NMa has found that there is still room for the passenger rail transport market to improve even further. Opportunities thereto include the concession award process, the process of setting fares for riders, and the selection of innovative investments.