OREANDA-NEWS. June 14, 2012. To execute a determination of the Antimonopoly Service, the Federal Passenger Company OJSC (FPK OJSC) has drafted a new document to review the company standard STO FPK 1.001-2010 Passenger Services in Deluxe Trains of FPK OJSC, reported the press-centre of FAS Russia.

On 5th June 2012, FPK OJSC paid 427140 Rubles to the federal budget. The fine was imposed by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) on 4th May 2012 upon establishing the fact of the antimonopoly violation.

On 7th October 2011, the FAS Commission found that FPK OJSC violated Clause 4 Part 1 Article 10 of the Federal Law On Protection of Competition in course of carrying out passenger operations. The company unreasonably reduced the number of seats in third-class sleepers of long-distance trains on Yekaterinburg Moscow route.

Based on its decision on violating the antimonopoly law, FAS issued a determination to FPK OJSC to stop the violation by determining internal procedures for introducing (closing) deluxe long-distance passenger trains of FPK OJSC. The procedures must take into account the interests of consumers of railway passenger services on long-distance trains. Thus, passengers will be given the right to obtain services for transportation in third-class sleepers and sitting carriages of long-distance trains under government-regulated tariffs (without employing increasing coefficients for deluxe long-distance trains).

As the company breached the antimonopoly law and committed an administrative violation, the sanctions for which are specified in Part 1 Article 14.31 of the Code of the Russian Federation for Administrative Violations, the Antimonopoly Service fined the company 427140 Rubles.