The German Competition Authority issues statement of objections against contractual clauses used in train mobility platforms as constituting abuse of market power (Deutsche Bahn)

Fair competition for digital mobility services – Bundeskartellamt issues statement of objections against Deutsche Bahn due to possible hindrance of mobility platforms * The Bundeskartellamt has come to the preliminary conclusion that certain practices and contractual clauses used by Deutsche Bahn (DB) in relation to mobility platforms constitute an abuse of market power. Mobility platforms mainly offer online solutions for integrated route planning for which rail transport plays an important role. For example, mobility platforms allow passengers to combine train tickets with flights, carsharing, long-distance coach services or rental bikes. For these kinds of services, DB does not provide forecast data on passenger rail

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority issues statement of objections against contractual clauses used in train mobility platforms as constituting abuse of market power (Deutsche Bahn), 20 April 2022, e-Competitions April 2022, Art. N° 106234

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