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Railway Legislation and Rate Contracts in Canada and Australia

Publication Type:
Information Paper 28

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ISBN:
0 644 07860 X

ISSN:
0158-104X

Release Date:
March 1988

This Paper provides information about recent changes in the regulatory approach to the railway industry in Canada and about the approach taken by Australian governments. The Paper also provides specific information on the components of shipper-carrier contracts, detailing their form and the range of factors a shipper would need to consider when negotiating such an agreement. Case studies illustrate the range of purposes these contracts may serve and the variety of approaches available to the solution of a rail transport problem.

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