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UK: CAT rules against railway company in abuse of dominance case

 |  July 21, 2019

On Friday, July 19, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) published on its website a judgment in the case Achilles Information Limited v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited regarding Network Rail’s alleged abuse of dominance in providing access to rail infrastructure.

The CAT’s website stated, “For the reasons set out in the Judgment and on the assumption that the Defendant holds a dominant position in the market for the operation and provision of access to national rail infrastructure in Great Britain, the Tribunal concluded unanimously that the requirement in the Sentinel Scheme and On-Track Plant Operations Scheme that suppliers and persons seeking access to the Defendant’s managed infrastructure must obtain supplier assurance only through the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme and not through alternative schemes infringes the Chapter I and Chapter II prohibitions of the Competition Act 1998.”

The full judgement was published on the CAT’s website.

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