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EC refers Italy to Court of Justice over rail passengers

Commuters users often complain of delays, cramped conditions

28 March, 12:48
EC refers Italy to Court of Justice over rail passengers (ANSA) - Brussels, March 28 - The European Commission (EC) said Friday that it has referred Italy to the European Court of Justice of the EU for failing to fully comply with EU regulations on rail-passenger rights. Italian train users often complain of cramped conditions and delays on commuter routes.

"Italy has not yet established an official and authorised body for the application of the Regulation in its territory, nor has it set up rules to sanction violations of rail passenger rights legislation," read an EC statement. "Without these two necessary actions, passengers travelling by train in Italy or from Italy to other EU countries will not be able to claim the rights they are entitled to if something goes wrong with their journey".

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