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Are the French competing fairly?

Talk to UK public transport professionals about foreign ownership of public transport and it won’t be long before the French are mentioned. A common complaint is that while the French have built up extensive bus and rail interests in the UK’s open public transport market, UK operators have been somehow obstructed when they attempt to cross the Channel.

“The French are happy to come over here but they go to considerable lengths to make it as difficult as possible for people to...

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