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'Carriers are to start proceedings against the NS to have a monopoly on the main line'

Multi-regional carriers to begin legal proceedings against the ministry of Infrastructure, public Works and water management. It is not true that the railways h

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'Carriers are to start proceedings against the NS to have a monopoly on the main line'

Multi-regional carriers to begin legal proceedings against the ministry of Infrastructure, public Works and water management. It is not true that the railways have, up to 2035 and has a monopoly on the most important part of the Dutch railway network. It reports the NRC on Tuesday.

The procedure, a total of five carriers beginning this month, to the administrative judge. It's going to be to commercial operators, including Arriva and Transdev, the French-based parent company of Connexxion. And they're finding, the decision to preserve of the railways "careless, hasty and in violation of the European law-making", writes NRC handelsblad. May be, later on, also by the European Commission on.

According to the companies, which is the industry trade association, FMN forms, it runs to the Netherlands back in Europe, the liberalisation of the rail network. It is the policy of the European Union, there is, according to the NRC be in focus.

Last month wrote to secretary of state, Stientje van Veldhoven, (the Infrastructure), in a letter to the lower house, that the railways even after the bid for the 2024 games, the monopoly of the national railway network of track.

According to the Motion and provide the NS with the high performance, also in comparison with foreign railways. With the permission of the parties in the main the secretary of state, "a complex and risky business, which ultimately adversely impact on both the traveller and the taxpayer".

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