The UK Competition Commission publishes the conclusions of its rolling stock leasing market investigation (Rolling Stock Leasing Market Investigation)

1. Introduction and background In April 2007 the Office of the Rail Regulator made a reference under section 130 of the Enterprise Act 2002 to the Competition Commission (CC) requesting an investigation into the leasing of rolling stock for the provision of passenger services in the UK and, the supply of related maintenance services for those rolling stock. The CC accepted that the ORR had reasonable ground for suspecting that features of the markets for rolling stock prevent or distort competition in the supply of rolling stock. On 7 April 2009, the CC published the conclusions of its Rolling Stock Leasing market investigation. In the UK the Department for Transport (DfT) holds competitive tenders for rail franchises that enable train operating companies (TOC) to provide passenger

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Mathew Stalker, The UK Competition Commission publishes the conclusions of its rolling stock leasing market investigation (Rolling Stock Leasing Market Investigation), 7 April 2009, e-Competitions Franchising, Art. N° 27429

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