The Railway Sector in Spain in the Long Term
Miguel Muñoz Rubio () and
Pedro Pablo Ortúñez Goicolea ()
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Miguel Muñoz Rubio: Spanish Railways Foundation
Pedro Pablo Ortúñez Goicolea: University of Valladolid
Chapter Chapter 10 in Companies and Entrepreneurs in the History of Spain, 2021, pp 161-179 from Palgrave Macmillan
Abstract This study addresses how the rail transport system was organised in the long term and the main vicissitudes that it went through in its more than 170 years of continued existence, from 1848 to 2020. The main railway companies responsible for the economic exploitation of the railway network in this period have been the Compañía de los Ferrocarriles del Norte de España (Norte), la Compañía de los Ferrocarriles de Madrid a Zaragoza y Alicante (MZA), for the period of construction and private use of the network, and RENFE, a public company created in 1941, an acronym for the Spanish National Rail Network and which on 1 January 2005 divided the operations executed until then between Adif (Railway Infrastructure Manager) and Renfe operadora.
Keywords: Railway; Spain; Companies; RENFE; Nineteenth–twenty-first century (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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