Topic: SNCF

SNCF to launch driverless mainline train by 2023

French railway operator SNCF is planning to introduce prototypes of driverless mainline trains for freight and passengers services by 2023. Soon after that, the trains will become operative as regular services, the company announced on...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

SNCF will not replace retired workers

Fret SNCF, the cargo division of the French national railway company will not recover the positions of 700 retired employees from 2018 to 2021, several media reported. These positions represent 14 per cent of its...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez

French railway reforms adopted, strikes continue

French railway reforms have been adopted by the National Assembly, confirming most of Emmanuel Macron’s plans to drastically restructure state-owned railway company SNCF. The plan was approved with 454 against 80 votes in favour of...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

France to gradually take over SNCF debt

French president Emmanuel Macron announced that the state will gradually take over the debt of national rail operator SNCF, starting in January 2020. He also confirmed that he will continue pressing reforms of the company....Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
SNCF twin coal wagon

ERFA welcomes French railway reform

The European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) is positive about the ongoing discussions regarding far-reaching reforms of the French National Railways (SNCF). It believes that France is well on its way towards a policy supporting a...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Saint-Gobain and SNCF test digital freight train

French rail operator SNCF and engineering firm Saint-Gobin say they have been successfully testing a pilot ‘digitised’ freight train between Dunkerque and Dieulouard. Test trains carrying raw materials to the Saint-Gobin plant in Dieulouard, which manufactures...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: courtesy of Renfe

Spain’s Renfe seeks European intermodal partner

SNCF and Deutsche Bahn are favourites to become a partner of Renfe Mercancías, Spain’s national rail freight operator, which is looking to expand its cross-border connections. The Spanish Government is due to start assessing potential candidates...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez

Crister Fritzon new Acting Chairman of CER

Crister Fritzon has been appointed as Acting Chairman of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) with immediate effect. Mr Fritzon is Chair of the Association of Swedish Train Operating Companies (ASTOC) and...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy