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La reducción de los costes de transporte en España (1800-1936)
Herranz Loncán, Alfonso
Universitat de Barcelona
This paper describes the improvement that took place in the Spanish transport system between 1800 and 1936. The text points out that, despite the investment efforts that were carried out between 1840 and 1855, the process of transport cost reduction only experienced substantial progress after 1855. The largest transport cost decrease of the period under consideration took place during the three decades between 1855 and the great depression of the late nineteenth century, through the substitution of the railroad for the traditional transport means in the main routes of the country, as well as through the gradual reduction of the price of railway transport. The process went on more slowly later on, thanks to the construction of additional raillway lines (until 1895) and the enlargement of the secondary road network. The process of transport cost reduction accelerated again from the 1920s onwards, thanks to the diffusion of the automobile technology.
2013-05-03
Ferrocarrils
Infraestructures (Transport)
Política ferroviària
Espanya
Política de transports
Integració econòmica
Control de costos
Railroads
Transportation buildings
Railroads and state
Spain
Transportation and state
Economic integration
Cost control
, 2005
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