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Real change in transport price by mode

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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2001

Generic metadata


Transport Transport (Primary theme)

DPSIR: Response


Indicator codes
  • TERM 020
Geographic coverage:

Policy issue:  Fair and efficient pricing

Key messages

  • The price of car transport has increased less than the price of rail and public transport: this has not encouraged the use of rail and public transport


Key assessment

EU-wide data on real passenger and freight transport prices are still lacking. However, data for some countries (e.g. UK and Denmark) show that passenger car transport has become cheaper relative to public transport than it was 20 years ago. In the Netherlands freight transport by all modes has become cheaper during recent decades. Trucking has gained market share because it has become much faster, and it remains a flexible mode for low quantities of freight.

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