The Italian Competition Authority opens an Art. 102 TFEU investigation against the incumbent national railway undertaking for refusal of granting track access to a new train operator (Arena Ways)

By a decision taken on 15 December, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has opened an investigation into abusive conducts allegedly put into place by the incumbent national railway undertaking, the group Ferrovie dello Stato (FS). FS would have frustrated the entry into the market for rail passenger transport of a new train operator, Arena Ways, by refusing to grant it access to the rail network. I. The facts of the case Starting from 1 January 2010, Directive 2007/58/EC [1] awards to EU-based railway undertakings the right to access to the rail network of any Member States in order to provide international passenger transport services, including cabotage services. Member States, however, may limit the right of access on services

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority opens an Art. 102 TFEU investigation against the incumbent national railway undertaking for refusal of granting track access to a new train operator (Arena Ways), 15 décembre 2010, e-Competitions December 2010, Art. N° 33886

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