The Europe Union next year is set to complete the transition to a single market for rail services. The result should be more choice for consumers and pressure on incumbent operators to up their games.
Providers of business travel management will have to deal with an influx of new services challenging the state monopolies. According to updated European regulations, any railway established in one member state has the right to "operate all types of passenger services everywhere in the EU." The legislation mandates that national rail networks open to competitors "in time for the railway timetables starting . . .