Deregulation of rail transport in France

Friday 25th june

09:30 - 11:00

Europe area


France’s “New Rail Agreement” Act has set out the timetable for deregulation: this will take place from December 2019 for rail services under contract, and from December 2020 for commercial services. How can healthy competition between candidates be ensured? How can competition for commercial services be organised? What are the benefits for passengers? Avenues to address these key issues will be informed by feedback from several of our European neighbours.