The Italian Competition Authority fines rail incumbent for abusing its dominant position in the markets for passenger rail transport (Ferrovie dello Stato)

Italy: The Italian Competition Authority fines Rail Incumbent FS for Abuse of dominant Position by hindering Access to Passenger Rail Services * On 25 July 2012, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) sanctioned the State-owned group Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) for a violation of Article 102 TFEU and imposed a fine amounting to € 300 000, following a complaint by Arenaways S.p.A. (Arenaways), a competitor of FS active on the passenger rail transport markets, and two Consumers associations. FS Group is the Italian rail incumbent. Its subsidiary RFI manages the national rail network, where it enjoys a legal monopoly position (under the concession given by D.M. October 31, 2000 n. 138 / T), and its subsidiary Trenitalia is the main railway company in Italy, also holding a

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European Competition Network Brief, The Italian Competition Authority fines rail incumbent for abusing its dominant position in the markets for passenger rail transport (Ferrovie dello Stato), 25 July 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2012, Art. N° 49683

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