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Italian Watchdog Concerned With Trenitalia’s Christmas Fare Hikes

 |  December 17, 2020

Italy’s antitrust authority announced it had asked the country’s two main rail operators, Trenitalia and NTV, to provide information about “significant” increases in ticket prices over the Christmas holidays, reported Reuters.

The watchdog stated it had noted an increase in the companies’ fares in the period from December 15 to January 15.

Earlier this month, the government banned movement between the country’s 20 regions over the Christmas and New Year festivities to curb coronavirus infections, allowing citizens to travel only before December 21 and after January 6.

Trenitalia and NTV have three days, starting from Tuesday, December 22, to let the authority know the criteria they used in setting their fares, the regulator added.

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