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Tom Winsor's witness statement, as given to the Royal Courts of Justice in the East Coast open access judicial review.
This document was published on 20th June 2006 by Royal Courts of Justice.
It was written by Tom Winsor.
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"One of the objectives of rail privatisation was to achieve greater efficiency, lower costs, better performance and higher quality rail services through the disciplines of the market. This has been achieved, albeit ten years after privatisation. The long delay is due in large measure to the significant failings of Railtrack (the infrastructure manager before Network Rail) and the aftermath of the accident at Hatfield on 17 October 2000. But it has now happened.
One of the means by which these improvements was to be achieved was on-rail competition. In the rail freight industry, on-rail competition has been very successful. But in the passenger rail industry, it has been very slow to materialise.
One of the reasons why it has been slow to get going was the policy, first established by my predecessor as Rail Regulator, to moderate competition. Moderation of competition is a euphemism for restriction or exclusion of competition. It is the name given to the policy."
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