The French Competition Authority dismisses a complaint of a railway company accusing the incumbent of abuse of dominance (TRANSDEV)

The Autorité de la concurrence examines the state of competition in the coach transport sector and dismisses the complaint lodged by TRANSDEV against SNCF* Having been referred to by TRANSDEV GROUP (TRANSDEV) regarding practices implemented by the SNCF group in the intercity coach transport sector, the Autorité de la concurrence decided to reject the request for interim measures as well as the complaint on the merits of the case introduced by TRANSDEV, considering that the elements submitted by the complainant did not offer genuine proof. According to the complainant, the practices concerned enabled SNCF to oust competitors of its subsidiary Ouibus in the intercity coach transport market, by taking advantage of the material and intangible means arising from its rail passenger

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority dismisses a complaint of a railway company accusing the incumbent of abuse of dominance (TRANSDEV), 1 June 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2017, Art. N° 84321

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