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Marginal cost estimation for level crossing accidents: Evidence from the Swedish railways 2000-2008

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  • Jonsson, Lina

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This study examines the relationship between train traffic and the accident risk for road users at level crossings. The marginal effect of train traffic on the accident risk can be used to derive the marginal cost per train passage that is due to level crossing accidents. Based on Swedish data from 2000 to 2008 on level crossing accidents, train volume and crossing characteristics, the marginal cost per train passage is estimated at SEK 1.13 (EUR 0.11) on average in 2008. The cost per train passage varies substantially depending on type of warning device, road type and the traffic volume of the trains.

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  • Jonsson, Lina, 2011. "Marginal cost estimation for level crossing accidents: Evidence from the Swedish railways 2000-2008," Working papers in Transport Economics 2011:15, CTS - Centre for Transport Studies Stockholm (KTH and VTI), revised 16 Nov 2011.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:ctswps:2011_015
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    1. Jonsson, Lina & Björklund, Gunilla, 2016. "Accident risks and marginal costs for railway level crossings: evidence from Sweden 2000-2012," Working papers in Transport Economics 2016:22, CTS - Centre for Transport Studies Stockholm (KTH and VTI).
    2. Jonsson, Lina & Björklund, Gunilla, 2015. "Marginal cost estimation for level crossing accidents: evidence from the Swedish railways 2000-2012," Working papers in Transport Economics 2015:7, CTS - Centre for Transport Studies Stockholm (KTH and VTI).

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    Keywords

    Railway; Marginal Cost Estimation; Level Crossing Accidents;

    JEL classification:

    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise

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