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Hong Kong's Railways versus International Experience

Rikkie Yeung

in Moving Millions: The Commercial Success and Political Controversies of Hong Kong's Railway

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098824
eISBN:
9789882207196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098824.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Hong Kong people are heavily reliant on public transport because of the dense population, geographical concentration of economic activities, and government policies. By international standards, Hong ... More


The Political Response to Market Failure: Railways and Other National Communications Networks 1870–1914

James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward

in Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203599
eISBN:
9780191675881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203599.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Judged by productivity growth, capital costs, and continuing controversies over freight rates, the railway policy in Britain after 1870 proved to be none too effective. The need for a policy on ... More


Britain’s Railways, 1997–2005: Labour's Strategic Experiment

Terry Gourvish

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199236602
eISBN:
9780191696701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236602.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Britain's leading railway historian provides a critical examination of the Blair government's involvement in the rail industry from 1997 as they tried to deal with the UK's fragmented, privatized ... More


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