When Two Trains Go To War
Czech private rail operator RegioJet has filed a motion with the Anti-Trust Office against state-owned passenger rail operator Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSS) over abusing its dominant position by dumping prices, writes daily Hospodarske Noviny.
Some might say ironic, as it was RegionJet that started the price war after entering the market cheaper than the state run company, which reacted by slashing its prices to undercut the private company. ZSS cut the prices on its Bratislava to Kosice intercity trains from EUR 22 to just EUR 13 and then to EUR 10.
RegioJet owner Radim Jancura says the state operator “cut prices to below our costs to push us out of the market”. The daily writes, however, that RegioJet is still cheaper with tickets from EUR 9.