The French competition authority forces the incumbent train company to open online ticket selling to competition (SNCF)

French train company SNCF forced to open online ticket selling to competition Summary SNCF, which has a monopoly on rail transport in France, had to agree to let distributors other than its affiliate Voyages-Sncf.com sell its train tickets in France. Facts SNCF operates trains in France, where, as a publicly owned monopoly, it is still in a dominant position. It created a fully owned affiliate, VSC, and entered into a joint venture with its online selling partner Expedia, Agence VSC, to sell its tickets and other services online on a single website, Voyages-Sncf.com.

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Olivier Beddeleem, The French competition authority forces the incumbent train company to open online ticket selling to competition (SNCF), 2 October 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Platforms, Art. N° 70816

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