The Dutch Competition Authority finds that the incumbent rail company abused its dominant position with two separate infringements (Nederlandse Spoorwegen)

In the Netherlands, the public transport by rail is organised in two ways. On the one hand, there is the main railway network, which mainly covers the intercity connections and is exploited by NS. On the other hand, there are the regional railway networks, which include slow train services. The concessions for the latter are awarded through public procurement procedures. The case at hand concerned the public tender procedure for the public transport concession (including train and bus) in the province of Limburg for 15 years. NS (by way of its subsidiary Abellio Limburg) participated in the public tender procedure as did Veolia and Arriva. Initially, the concession was

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Geneviève Borremans, The Dutch Competition Authority finds that the incumbent rail company abused its dominant position with two separate infringements (Nederlandse Spoorwegen), 22 May 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2017, Art. N° 84761

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