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National state-owned railway company of France

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SNCF: National state-owned railway company of France
The Société nationale des chemins de fer français is France's national state-owned railway company. Founded in 1938, it operates the country's national rail traffic along with Monaco, including the TGV, on France's high-speed rail network. Its functions include operation of railway services for passengers and freight, and maintenance and signalling of rail infrastructure. The railway network consists of about 32,000 km (20,000 mi) of route, of which 1,800 km (1,100 mi) are high-speed lines and 14,500 km (9,000 mi) electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily.

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Union boss defiant on France's longest strike in decades

union boss defiant on france's longest strike in decades
Employees of French national railway operator SNCF are seen on a platform at Gare Montparnasse train station during a strike by all unions of French SNCF and the Paris transport network (RATP) in Paris..
WorldNews - Published

France strikes: Christmas Eve travel disruption as unions ignore Macron’s plea for truce

france strikes: christmas eve travel disruption as unions ignore macron’s plea for truce
Hundreds of thousands of people in France have suffered travel disruption over the Christmas period as a result of massive strikes in the country, the head of France's national rail operator has..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for SNCF

France braces for chaos as January 9 pension protests add to strike misery [Video]France braces for chaos as January 9 pension protests add to strike misery

Nationally, SNCF said that over half of high-speed trains and just a fifth of cross-country services will run as scheduled.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:34Published


New year brings no end to French rail strikes [Video]New year brings no end to French rail strikes

Strikes by French transport workers against government reforms to the pensions system continued into the new year entering their 29th day on Thursday, beating a previous record for a strike over..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Weary French travellers face new week of transport disruption [Video]Weary French travellers face new week of transport disruption

On the 26th day of the SNCF and RATP strike, passengers at Gare Saint-Lazare are adapting to the transport problems which have become a daily occurrence.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

France rail company SNCF makes provisions for strikes over holidays [Video]France rail company SNCF makes provisions for strikes over holidays

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:29Published

 

France braces for chaotic Christmas as pensions strike continues

france braces for chaotic christmas as pensions strike continues
Paris — Cancelled trains, packed roads, frazzled nerves: Travellers scrambled across France on Friday to begin Christmas vacations upended by a weeks-long transport strike over a pensions overhaul..
WorldNews - Published

France Facts: There has been a rail strike every year since 1947

france facts: there has been a rail strike every year since 1947
French workers can be quite a militant bunch and among them rail workers are generally considered among the most radical - with records from SNCF confirming this. ......
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French SNCF says railway traffic will still be disrupted Monday

French railways company SNCF said on Friday it expected rail traffic would still be heavily disrupted on Monday, based on statements from transport unions.
Reuters - Published

France's SNCF cancels 9 out of 10 high-speed trains during massive Thursday strike

As France prepares for a massive strike on Thursday against a planned pension reform, French rail company SNCF announced on Tuesday that only one high-speed train out of ten will run across the..
France 24 - Published

France faces another train strike as rail workers defy Macron's planned pension changes

France will be hit by another train strike this week over a looming pension system overhaul after Paris saw its biggest strike action in more than a decade earlier this month, national railway operator..
France 24 - Published

Paris at a standstill as metro workers strike over pension reform

paris at a standstill as metro workers strike over pension reform
Paris — Parisian commuters faced travel misery on Friday as metro workers went on strike over plans to reduce their retirement privileges under President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms. Ten out..
WorldNews - Published

SNCF partners with tobacconists to launch new 'customer conquest' plan

After hours-long queues to buy tickets caused frustration for both customers and vendors in France, railway giant SNCF is enlisting dozens of tobacconists to test a new business strategy that they hope..
France 24 - Published

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