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IFT dears Pinnade 'predator'

24th August 1989, Page 19
24th August 1989
Page 19
Page 19, 24th August 1989 — IFT dears Pinnade 'predator'
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I Harrogate-based West irkshire Road Car company s been cleared of antimpetitive practices, after a -month investigation by the lice of Fair Trading (OFT). Allegations had been made it selective fare reduction ide by WYRC from the day which an independent operir started competing was edatory. Pinnacle Coaches of oss Hills had alleged that e levels below cost were ing charged when it introced a service from Cowling Skipton in March 1987. The orr accepted that

WYRC fares were not covering overheads, but there was no evidence that the company was following an anti-competitive practice.

It pointed out that there were examples of WYRC offering promotional fares in other areas and noted that there had been no alterations of timetables leading to "leap-frogging" nor other fare promotions on routes contested by Pinnacle.

The OFT concluded that WYRC's action could not be regarded as predatory, as it had not affected Pinnacle's entry into the market.


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