TPR Doctor Jack Doomernik

Date: 3 July 2017

Introduction: On 3 July 2017, Jack Doomernik succesfully defended his PhD thesis on 'Strategies for International High-Speed Rail operators in the European passenger transport market

Over the last decades, high-speed rail systems have developed steadily in Asia and Europe and are currently an accepted mode of travel. One of the goals of the European Commission’s transport policy, based on the four freedoms of movement as declared in the Treaty of Rome in 1957, was to build a sustainable future by revitalising and liberalising the railways. A new European legal railway framework was put in place to open the national networks for other operators and to promote the building of a pan-European high-speed rail network based on the initiatives already taken by national governments.