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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…
FOLLOWING an investigation by the Bundeskartellamt, Germany's federal competition authority, German Rail (DB) has agreed to make what the Bundeskartellamt describes as "far-reaching changes to the sale of passenger tickets,"…
GREATER on-rail competition between passenger operators could deliver lower fares, ridership growth, improved efficiency, and more effective use of capacity, according to a report published on March 8 by Britain's…
EUROPEAN Union transport ministers agreed on October 8 to allow open-access passenger operators to compete with incumbent national railways from 2020 as well as reforms to the way subsidised services…
THE German government is preventing effective competition on the country's railway network to the benefit of German Rail (DB) and to the detriment of existing and potential competitors, according to…
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