Regulators in the firing line

March 2011
Railway Gazette International;Mar2011, Vol. 167 Issue 3, p25
Trade Publication
The article discusses the expiration, as of March 2011, of the Italian ban against the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB)/Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB)/LeNord train services. The ban was reportedly imposed by the Ufficio per la Regolazione dei Servizi Ferroviari (URSF) to protect Italy's train operators, but could only do so for three months according to European Union (E.U.) regulations. It states that the incident highlights the need to deregulate railway operations throughout Europe, and that the European Commission will address the matter soon.


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