Rail operators in France struggle to pay their electricity bills

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Electricity contracts must be subject to renegotiation immediately, says the French rail association AFRA. Many rail freight operators in France struggle with the increased electricity bills, which threaten their viability. Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau quadrupled traction prices in early January, and diesel locomotives already substitute electric ones to reduce operational costs.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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