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Economic And Financial Crisis Impact On Rail Sector

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  • Gheorghe - Stelian BALAN


    (S.C. ALSTOM Transport S.A. Bucharest)

  • Mariana BALAN


    (“Athenaeum” University Bucharest; Institute for Economic Forecasting)

Among transport modes existing today, rail remains of great interest because of certain benefits arising from that is the least polluting and most environmentally friendly. These are just some of the reasons why, in recent years, the European Union's strategy is trying to develop and implement programs to revive rail transport in the Community and to draw more traffic to this type of transport. Economic and financial crisis that has put imprint on the sector and the economy. The paper proposes a brief analysis of the development of rail passengers and freight in the Union Europe in period 2006-2009. As a transport sector with less risk factor than other types of transport, the paper presents a risk profile of railways.

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Article provided by Athenaeum University of Bucharest in its journal Internal Auditing and Risk Management.

Volume (Year): 3 (2010)
Issue (Month): 19 (September)
Pages: 30-38

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Handle: RePEc:ath:journl:tome:19:y:2010(iii):i:19:p:30-38
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