The Italian Antitrust Authority finds no abusive conduct for travel facility access and accepts commitments for maintenance area access (NTV/RFI-Accesso al Nodo di Napoli)

On October 22nd, 2009, the Italian Competition Authority (hereinafter: AGCM) [1] handed down two distinct rulings which concluded the investigatory proceedings concerning FS (Ferrovie dello Stato) and RFI (Italian Railway Network) [2]. The two companies were allegedly engaged in abusive excluding conduct by impeding their direct competitors' access to railway maintenance infrastructures in the area close to Naples. The access to such railway infrastructures were deemed necessary to provide a competitive service on the high-speed trait. Noticeably, the high-speed train operating activity in Italy is the most profitable by far and, arguably, the only one deserving a good ranking if compared with most of the European counterparts, which makes self-evident the advantages in entering the

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Leonardo S. Borlini, The Italian Antitrust Authority finds no abusive conduct for travel facility access and accepts commitments for maintenance area access (NTV/RFI-Accesso al Nodo di Napoli), 22 October 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin Transport (rail), Art. N° 30037

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