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SWEDISH open-access passenger operator Saga Rail (SR) has announced it has stopped operation of its sole service and lodged a complaint with the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA) until a dispute…
THE French Senate approved the government’s bill on the reform of French National Railways (SNCF) in its second reading on June 14, less than 24 hours after the finalised proposal…
SWITZERLAND’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) announced on June 12 that it will award a concession to run almost the entire Swiss inter-city network to the current operator, Swiss Federal…
FOLLOWING detailed examination of applications submitted by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and BLS, Switzerland’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) announced on April 19 that it plans to grant SBB a…
SWEDISH open-access inter-city operator MTR Express has filed a complaint against SJ with the Swedish Competition Authority claiming the incumbent operator is abusing its dominant position in the market by…
THE European Commission (EC) has fined Lithuanian Railways (LG) €27.87m for breaching EU competition law by removing a section of track on a cross-border link with Latvia to force a…
FINLAND’s passenger rail market will be opened to competition in the early 2020s, ending the monopoly of incumbent operator VR Group, under plans unveiled by minister of transport and communications…
GermanRail’s (DB) long distance passenger division has drawn up a strategy to attract 50 million more passengers annually by 2030 in the face of rapidly growing competition from long distance…
THE European Commission Directorate General for Competition confirmed on July 6 that its officials carried out a number of unannounced inspections at the offices of passenger rail operators on June…
THE European Parliament (EP) has adopted a resolution aimed at improving the competitiveness of the European railway supply industry in the face of what it regards as aggressive competition from…
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