The French Competition Authority publishes its opinion on four draft implementing decrees concerning the railway sector

The Autorité de la concurrence issues its opinion on four draft implementing decrees* The Autorité considers that some measures entail significant risks to the development of competition in the sector and issues several recommendations aimed in particular at strengthening the independence of rail infrastructure management. CONTEXT The draft decrees referred to the Autorité for an opinion have been formulated within the context of the reform of the rail sector. The future architecture is based on the creation of a public railway group (Groupe public ferroviaire, GPF). This GPF incorporates, under the umbrella of a controlling state-owned industrial and commercial institution (EPIC) called “SNCF”, an EPIC named “SNCF Réseau” that will take over the management of the infrastructure and

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority publishes its opinion on four draft implementing decrees concerning the railway sector, 9 January 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin Transport (rail), Art. N° 70990

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