Czech Railways sues Transport Ministry
Czech Railways are suing their only shareholder – the Transport Ministry – in an effort to prevent it from making public the amounts with which it subsidizes the trips made by Czech Railways trains. Owners of private companies that have begun competing with the national train operator, like Radim Jančura of RegionJet, say that the Transport Ministry has to release information about the exact amount of money it costs the state to run every kilometer of vital train lines. So far, the ministry has released only an average figure, but Czech Railways want to completely block the release of this information. One of their cases has already been turned down by the Prague Municipal Court.