Transportation : The French Transport Regulatory Authority validates the proposed reduction in rail tolls negotiated between the French network operator and the Italian rail operator (SNCF / Trenitalia France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The process of opening passenger rail transport to competition raises many questions, among which the amount of the fee for access to the infrastructure is essential. If the "rail toll" is too high, it may constitute a barrier to entry for new entrants, even though fair competition requires equal and non-discriminatory treatment of railway companies by the infrastructure manager. In this sense, European Union law authorizes the infrastructure manager to negotiate the level of infrastructure charges with an undertaking applying for access to the network (Dir. 2012/34/EU, art 56-6). It is, moreover, EU law that governs the competitive regime in rail matters and

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