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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12365

8 November 2019
COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EU / Consumers
According to EU Court of Justice, boarding an open access train without a valid ticket establishes a contractual relationship between passenger and carrier
Brussels, 07/11/2019 (Agence Europe)

When a passenger boards an open access train without a ticket, he or she enters into a contract with the carrier. This is the main finding in the judgment issued by the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) on Thursday 7 November in joined cases C-349/18 to C-351/18, Kanyeba, Nijs and Dedroog.

The three people involved were fined by the Belgian National Railway Company (SNCB) for travelling without a valid ticket. Having failed to take the necessary steps to sort out their ticket status, all...

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