Problems of infrastructure owner

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Up-level problems
There are no described problems
Down-level problems
Safety of transportation
Mobility of the population
Transportation support industries
Capital expenditures of the infrastructure owner
Operation expenditures of the infrastructure owner
Income of the infrastructure owner

Railway transport infrastructure includes:

  • tracks
  • engineering structures
  • electrification and power supply facilities
  • signaling and blocking

In some countries, the infrastructure is divided into public infrastructure, access to which is regulated and guaranteed by the state, and non-public infrastructure, which is regulated by the owner on the right of private property

In some countries, infrastructure belongs to commercial companies. These countries are:

and a number of other countries. Thus in some of countries, these commercial companies are 100% owned by the government, such as Russian Railways and Deutsche Bahn.

In some countries railway infrastructure belongs to the state. These countries, for example, are China, India.

Such a difference in the ownership, goals and objectives of the owners of infrastructure determines a difference in their problem areas. For example, for commercial companies main objective is to increase economic efficiency. So, the main problems of these companies are:

For state companies and companies with significant participation of the state also important problem areas are: