The Italian Competition Authority closes two investigations against the manager of rail networkgroup without finding any competition infringement (NTV/RFI-Accesso al Nodo di Napoli)

Two investigations conducted by the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) against the incumbent rail operator, the Ferrovie dello Stato group (FS), over alleged infringements of Article 82 EC [1] have been closed by a commitment and an acquittal decision [2]. The ICA started the investigations against FS and its subsidiary, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI), the manager of rail network, upon receipt of a complaint filed by Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) [3]. NTV is a new rail operator that plans to launch in 2011 high speed passenger transport services competing with Trenitalia, the train operator controlled by FS. Under the General Agreement concluded in January 2008 by RFI and NTV, the rail manager committed to provide NTV with, among other things, suitable spaces for passenger

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority closes two investigations against the manager of rail networkgroup without finding any competition infringement (NTV/RFI-Accesso al Nodo di Napoli), 22 October 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin Transport (rail), Art. N° 29959

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