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Rail freight reform: first new operating licence ends state monopoly

Rail freight reform: first new operating licence ends state monopoly

27.06.2012

Despite efforts to encourage competition, Finland has remained one of the few EU countries where the goods transport network was operated by a single railway company. However, the first safety certificates were issued to private companies in 2011 and the Ministry of Transport and Communications recently issued a licence to Ratarahti, making it the first new official operator since the sector was opened to competition.

Partners Matti Komonen and Herman Ljungberg at Hammarström Puhakka Partners, Attorneys Ltd, have written an update on this matter. The update titled “Rail freight reform: first new operating licence ends state monopoly” has been published in the International Law Office’s newsletter on 27 June 2012.

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