Private funding of train procurement rises rapidly in Europe

March 31, 2017

Written by David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal

ACCORDING to studies undertaken by Roland Berger for the Rail Working Group, a Swiss organisation committed to adopting the Luxembourg Protocol, private finance in European rolling stock procurement has increased from 12% in 2011-2013 to 20% in in 2013-2015, while the proportion of projects involving private finance has jumped from 18% to 35%.

Furthermore, the increase occurred at a time when the total investment in rolling stock fell from €13.3bn in 2011-2013 to €12.1bn in 2013-2015. The study also shows that private finance in the latter period increased by more than €750m and made up for some of the shortfall in public funding.

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