ALLRAIL – Because competition matters!

 

Why competition matters?

 

„Because challenge and competition make us better. If our businesses aren’t challenged, if they don’t have to compete, then they don’t have any reason to work to serve people better. Competition is the motor that drives businesses to do better for consumers. To cut prices. To offer more choice. To produce innovative products.“

Margarethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, in a speech at the
American Enterprise Institute in Washington on September 18, 2017

Taken from: How competition can build better market

 

Ms. Vestagers quote concisely sums up why competition matters. The rail sector in the EU is currently still far from being as competitive as other industries.

ALLRAIL aims to work closely with the EU Institutions, the European Union Rail Agency and Regulators to support the full establishment of a competitive Single European Railway Area.

Netherlands:

Cross-border night train departs from Utrecht this evening

However, THIS operator receives
1) No subsidy
2) No state aid
3) No €1 billion per year direct award of taxpayer money from its owner

@Transport_EU @EU_Competition @AnnaDeparnay

Arthur Kamminga@arthurkamminga

In Utrecht kwam ik de Alpen Express tegen. Een private internationale nachttrein, zonder NS en dus ook zonder subsidie. #meertreinenmindervliegen

Vedi Napoli e poi... continui a viaggiare!
Con Italo arrivi in treno a Napoli Afragola, con Italobus prosegui fino a Caserta e Benevento, con un unico biglietto.

Buon Viaggio! https://t.co/X2hL7jV1bo

With such high debt and such high losses, we wonder how French state-owned rail incumbent SNCF is still able to fund its ambitious foreign expansion plans

often into other EU member states whose rail systems were liberalised long before that of France
https://t.co/Fx29zx0NaS

La concurrence booste les trafics entre deux capitales légendaires. L'#Europe centrale montre un bel exemple de #diversite ferroviaire #rail #regiojet #OBB #Prague #voyage #ecologie #environnement #CO2 #Macron #begov #Railways #UK #treno #treni #AVLO #SNCF #SNCB #Paris #CGT #CFDT https://t.co/WBpAsKOiyG

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