Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Yrio will operate four routes to Cuenca, Albacete and Tarragona


Updated: 02.01.2023 12:02 PM.

National Commission for the Market and Competition (CNMC) passed a resolution authorizing that provide two new routes between Madrid and Cuenca and Albacetethe second between these last two cities and the fourth between Barcelona and Camp de Tarragona,

The company informed the regulator about its interest in operating these services, which coincide with the segments it already offers. Renfe as a public service through trains avant why middle distance, Competition over this potential exposure to the public contract with Renfe has had to manifest itself.

They do not overlap with Renfe

As per the competition analysis, the services of Conventional Mid Distance (OSP) The proposed operator by Renfe is not an alternative to the high-speed trains of ILSA.

in the subject avantconcluded that they could be replaced by the new routes proposed by Ireo if their technical characteristics were taken into account, but not in terms of their frequencies or prices.

Renfe / Ep Ave Trains

RENFE / EP AVE Trains

negligible economic impact

Notably, Avant has a higher frequency than Erio trains and the prices of multi-trip passes for public services are more competitive than those provided by Erio, which until now remain confidential. The only route in which Erio’s high speed competes with public services is Barcelona–Camp de Tarragona, which has a lower price than Avant single tickets.

However, the CNMC believes that expected effect Renfe’s income Will not reach 0.003% of the total contractLess than 1% established in methodology to raise competition concerns.

Message to Renfe

On the other hand, remember that Renfe already operates high-speed trips under the brand Less cost Hi With cheaper prices than the Avant.

In fact, the CNMC has taken advantage of this resolution to remind Renfe that it has to notify it of changes to its commercial services that correspond to routes subject to public service obligations.

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