© 1999

Financing European Transport Infrastructure

Policies and Practice in Western Europe


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sheila Farrell
    Pages 1-16
  3. Sheila Farrell
    Pages 17-39
  4. Sheila Farrell
    Pages 41-81
  5. Sheila Farrell
    Pages 83-123
  6. Sheila Farrell
    Pages 125-154
  7. Sheila Farrell
    Pages 155-164
  8. Sheila Farrell
    Pages 165-178
  9. Sheila Farrell
    Pages 179-202
  10. Sheila Farrell
    Pages 203-232
  11. Sheila Farrell
    Pages 233-243
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 245-258

About this book


Financing European Transport Infrastructure examines organisational arrangements for planning and financing transport infrastructure in Western Europe. It covers all modes of transport - road, rail, sea, air, urban, and inland waterways - and asks why their financing arrangements are so different. It looks at the division of responsibilities between central and local government, and the growing role of autonomous public bodies, the European Commission and private finance. It examines the consequences of investment failing to keep up with demand - in congestion, environmental damage and slower growth - and the impact of new approaches, including public-private partnerships.


environment finance funding growth infrastructure investment organization planning transport

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Imperial College LondonUK

About the authors

SHEILA FARRELL is an independent transport consultant specialising in investment appraisal and project finance. Since 1993 she has been an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London.

Bibliographic information


'...the book is very readable, and is a valuable starting point for anybody interested in different financing mechanisms and possibilites for transport infrastructure used across Western Europe.' - Barry Ubbels, Journal of Transport Geography

'A very useful and valuable contribution to transport literature...I feel no hesitation in recommending it to the students of transport economics, as well as those professionals who want to have an in-depth understanding of the problems encountered in financing transport infrastructure investment and the solutions developed to deal with them in Western Europe.' - M.Q. Dalvi, Transport Reviews