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Next REGUTRAIN workshop: Implementing the fourth railway package

The workshop “Implementing the fourth railway package: different models to introduce competition in long-distance services” takes place on Friday, December 1st in Madrid.  

The workshop is organized under the framework of the REGUTRAIN research project. REGUTRAIN is a research project of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Innovation. The scope of the project is to design an effective regulatory framework for the liberalization of passenger rail transport services in Spain.

The purpose of the workshop, organised with the collaboration of Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles and the Florence School of Regulation, is to compare the alternatives made possible in the fourth railway package for the introduction of competition in long-distance railway passenger services. The most relevant models will be presented by public officials, academics and industry leaders. They will expose the pros and cons of the different models.

Draft programme

Welcome and Introduction – Cesar López

Competition models in the Fourth Package – Juan Montero, Administrative Law professor in Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid and Of Counsel in MLAB Abogados.

International services – Victor Bañares, Managing Director, ILSA Rail

Franchises. The UK experience – James Lambert, Director Competition and Markets Commission, United Kingdom

Commercial and PSO services: the borderline – Patricia Perennes, Transport Advisor, Régions de France

Legal duopolies – Rodolfo Ramos, Economics Professor, CEDEU

Discussion and concluding remarks – Juan Montero, Administrative Law professor in Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid and Of Counsel in MLAB Abogados.

This workshop is by invitation only. Please contact rperdones@pas.uned.es for more information. 

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Report of the 2016 REGUTRAIN workshop “Competition in the railway passenger market”