The Dutch Competition Authority approves under strict conditions the acquisition of the travel information activities of railway operator (ProRail / NS Reizigers)

On the 3rd of October 2012, the Dutch Competition Authority approved under strict conditions the acquisition of the travel information activities ProRail B.V. by NS Reizigers B.V. I. The Parties The Dutch undertaking NS Reizigers B.V., which is a subsidiary of the NS Groep N.V., 100% owned by the Dutch State. The travel information activities of the Dutch undertaking ProRail B.V., 100% owned by the Dutch State. II. Facts The decision of the Dutch Competition Authority (“DCA”) relates to the procedure of obligatory prior approval of a proposed concentration under article 34 of the Dutch Competition Act of 22 May 1997. On the 27th of January 2011, the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Environment committed himself to bring all information service to railway passengers under one

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Marco Slotboom, Caroline Schell, The Dutch Competition Authority approves under strict conditions the acquisition of the travel information activities of railway operator (ProRail / NS Reizigers), 3 October 2012, e-Competitions October 2012, Art. N° 57358

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