Deutsche Bahn (COMP/39.915, COMP/39.731 and COMP/39.678) [Archived]
Deutsche Bahn (COMP/39.915, COMP/39.731 and COMP/39.678) [Archived]

The following Competition guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Deutsche Bahn (COMP/39.915, COMP/39.731 and COMP/39.678) [Archived]
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CASE HUB (appeals lodged by Deutsche Bahn at the General Court in Cases T- 289/11, T- 290/11 and T- 521/11)

ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 18 December 2013; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

ARCHIVE 08/04/2016

Outline European Commission Article 102 TFEU investigation into Deutsche Bahn (case numbers COMP/39.915, COMP/39.731 and COMP/39.678). The Commission accepted commitments from Deutsche Bahn on 18/12/2013.

Latest developments On 8 April 2016, the Commission terminated the commitments accepted from Deutsche Bahn early after new competitors entered the market–within 18 months of the acceptance of the commitments, several energy providers have entered the traction current market; in 2015, they supplied over half of the combined traction current demand of non-Deutsche Bahn railway companies.

The commitments included a break clause that could be activated if in one calendar year over 25% of the total trac