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    TIME TO SHAPE UP FOR THE BATTLE FOR THE CUSTOMER 

    Three railway segments have evolved with a focus on new business, competition and demands from the traveller, each of them, with a different goal. 

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Low-cost airlines: an inspiration for railways?

Posted by Prof. Andrea Giuricin on June 14, 2018

Competition in the airline industry led the growth of Low-Cost Carriers (LCC). Today, rail industry are looking at the airline world to reduce operational costs and gain rail passengers. Is the low-cost model a sustainable way for railways to grow and compete? 

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Competition in the rail industry

Posted by Prof. Andrea Giuricin on March 21, 2018

Competition  will be a reality from 2020 in the long-distance market for rail. In this blog post, Prof. Andrea Giuricin looks at already liberalized countries and expounds on the factors that national railways and new entrants must follow to get ready for 2020. 

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3 tips to prepare for rail deregulation: Innotren Conference

Posted by Marta Desviat on February 13, 2018

Madrid hosted last week the Innotren conference to discuss the 2020 rail liberalization horizon and how innovation in rail travel will bring a more competitive advantage to the industry. We bring you the event's highlights. 

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Italy's rail deregulation results 

Posted by Eve-Marie Morgo on February 12, 2018

Back in 2012, Italy opened its doors to rail competitionNTV Italo became the first privately owned company entering Italy's high-speed rail network. Six years later, we analyze the results.  

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Is Spain ready for the rail liberalization?

Posted by Marta Desviat on January 25, 2018

The Hotusa Group celebrated last January, the IV Forum of Innovation in Tourism. Representatives from the technological, tourism and travel industries debated the opportunities that technology and innovation mean for Spain and its driving force: inbound tourism.

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Trans Metropolitan: the challenges of a new rail entrant

Posted by Marta Desviat on January 15, 2018

Which challenges is a new entrant facing in a rail deregulated market? Hear from Sven Gossel, Trans Metropolitan Railways CEO, at the Amadeus Rail Forum.

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Czech Railways on the challenges of the passenger rail deregulation

Posted by Marta Desviat on November 28, 2017

The Czech Republic was one of the first European markets opening access to passenger rail competition. What are the challenges the main Czech rail operator is facing? We spoke to Zuzana Čechová, Pricing and Marketing Director at Czech Railways

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Is the launcher the future model of the railway?

Posted by Eve-Marie Morgo on October 20, 2016

Welcome back to our second blog in our series on how to win ‘the battle for the customer'. In this blog, we take a look into "launcher" companies and the challenges these emergent companies are facing

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2015: the year of disruption

Posted by Ibilola Okusaga on January 22, 2016

How many times did you hear the word “disruptor” in 2015? Whether it came in a presentation at a conference, or from disruption on a global scale, with one of the mildest years on record with record temperatures found all over the world and polar ice caps receding like never before.Severe hot, cold or wet weather seems to be common place in different continents. But what were the challenges and disruptors in the rail and travel sector

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How are new railways coping in Europe? European rail deregulation

Posted by Eve-Marie Morgo on December 17, 2015

How are new railways coping in Europe? According to Leos Novotny L.E.O. Express CEO, railways are overcoming the difficulties of an open market pretty well. Keep on reading to discover the insights L.E.O. Express provided, into the promising performance of a new entrant. 

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