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.
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
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
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
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 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 — 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
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