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    Ouigo adds digital infotainment portal

    2020-10-19T09:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Passengers travelling on Ouigo low-cost high speed services between Paris and Lyon are now able to access a wide range of information and entertainment options thanks to a partnership between the operator and digital services company Moment.

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    SAFRA awarded first contract to refurbish TER trainsets

    2020-10-16T07:00:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF has awarded SAFRA a contract to refurbish 12 three-car multiple-units used in the Midi-Pyrénées area and seven four-car sets used in Languedoc-Roussillon. There is an option for a further 10 trains. SAFRA said the 26-month contract announced on October 15 marks its entry into ...

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    First MP14 train enters service on the Paris metro

    2020-10-13T13:21:00Z

    FRANCE: The first MP14 rubber-tyred automated metro trainset entered service on Paris Line 14 on October 12. One MP14 trainset will be in service until the opening of the extension from Saint-Lazare to Mairie de Saint-Ouen in December 2020, with 20 to enter service during 2021. ...

  • Nantes Métropole has awarded Alstom a contract to supply 49 Citadis trams to replace the 46 TFS1 vehicles dating from the opening of France’s first modern tramway in 1985.
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    Nantes orders its next generation of trams

    2020-10-09T11:17:00Z

    FRANCE: Nantes Métropole has awarded Alstom a contract to supply 49 Citadis trams worth almost €200m. These are intended to replace the 46 Alstom TFS1 vehicles dating from the opening of France’s first modern tramway in 1985, as well as to increase capacity. The three-route ...

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    Thello to withdraw Milano – Marseille inter-city trains

    2020-10-02T07:36:00Z

    EUROPE: Thello’s open access EuroCity service between Milano, Nice and Marseille is to be withdrawn next year, according to local reports. Launched in 2014, the locomotive-hauled service consisted of up to three return workings a day. First and second class seating was available, and a small ...

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    Grand Paris Express designs unveiled

    2020-09-29T08:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Parisians will be able to see at first hand what the future trains and stations of the first part of the Grand Paris Express metro will look like from October 3, when Société de Grand Paris and Ile de France Mobilités will unveil a full-scale mock-up ...

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    Bordeaux RER plans take shape

    2020-09-29T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Nouvelle-Aquitaine region has announced the first tentative steps towards the development of a proposed regional express network around Bordeaux. Bordeaux Métropole and Nouvelle-Aquitaine signed an accord in December 2018 to work on the development of an RER network to serve the Bordeaux metropolitan area over ...

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    SNCF sets green targets to cut TER emissions

    2020-09-24T13:39:00Z

    FRANCE: National operator SNCF has launched an ambitious programme designed to reduce the environmental impact of its TER regional services as a contribution towards combatting climate change. The PlaneTER programme is also intended to help win passengers back to rail and attract customers from new markets after ...

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    Staff invited to design TGV M livery

    2020-09-21T10:45:00Z

    FRANCE: With the first SNCF’s next-generation TGV M power cars and trailers taking shape at Alstom’s factories in Belfort and La Rochelle respectively, the operator and its supplier have invited their staff to come up with a design for the livery of the two test trains.

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    Rail receives €4·7bn in French recovery spending package

    2020-09-03T15:45:00Z

    Photo: Christophe Masse FRANCE: The government announced on September 3 its intention to provide a financial support package for the rail sector worth €4·7bn as part of a post-pandemic recovery plan. Transport Secretary Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said that the funding package, which forms part of ...

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    Hauts-de-France tenders regional services

    2020-08-06T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Following a year of consultation over the competitive tendering of up to 10 groups of local rail services, the Hauts-de-France regional council formally invited expressions of interest on July 30 for three nine-year public service contracts to operate routes in Nord-Pas de Calais and Picardie.

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    Grand Est seeks Alsace branch concessionaire

    2020-08-03T14:39:00Z

    FRANCE: Passenger trains on the Saint-Dié-des-Vosges – Épinal line are expected to resume running in 2025 under plans unveiled by the Grand Est regional authority on July 29.

  • Track access charges for freight trains will be waived until the end of this year and halved in 2021, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced (Photo: Christophe Masse)
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    French freight access charges waived

    2020-07-30T10:53:00Z

    FRANCE: Track access charges for freight trains will be waived until the end of this year and halved in 2021, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on July 27 Speaking after touring the Valenton intermodal terminal at Bonneuil-sur-Marne in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, Castex, who was ...

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    Grand Est to pilot revitalisation of France’s rural branch lines

    2020-07-22T12:02:00Z

    FRANCE: The Grand Est region has invited tenders for a 22-year concession to rehabilitate, operate and maintain the Nancy – Mirecourt – Vittel – Contrexéville line in Lorraine.

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    Pays de la Loire launches regional rail and tram-train tenders

    2020-07-21T10:59:00Z

    FRANCE: Operation of the Nantes – Châteaubriant tram-train route and regional rail services in western France is to be competitively tendered, the Pays de la Loire regional government confirmed on July 17.

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    Eurostar looks to cut costs with reduced hours and part-time working

    2020-07-10T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Eurostar is looking to reduce its payroll costs through the introduction of reduced hours and more part-time working ‘wherever possible throughout 2021’, in a move which the cross-Channel high speed operator said was intended to protect jobs at a time when ‘the impact of Covid-19 has ...

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    Alstom proposes divestments to obtain approval for Bombardier Transportation acquisition

    2020-07-09T09:11:00Z

    INTERNATONAL: Alstom has put forward proposals for a number of product and factory divestments as part of the process of gaining European Union regulatory approval for its planned acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. The European Commission was formally notified of the proposed transaction on June 11. ...

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    French regulators formalise co-operation ahead of market opening

    2020-07-07T15:43:00Z

    FRANCE: National transport regulator ART and rail safety authority EPSF have agreed to strengthen their co-operation in preparation for opening up of the domestic rail market to competition, the two organisations announced on July 7.

  • SNCF Réseau is to use Trimble’s Quadri and Connect platforms to share information and streamline data workflows within its Enterprise Common Data Environment.
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    SNCF Réseau selects Trimble data sharing platform

    2020-06-28T05:00:00Z

    Source: C Masse FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau is to use Trimble’s Quadri and Connect platforms to share information and streamline data workflows within its Enterprise Common Data Environment. An initial implementation phase expected to last 18 months aims to test many use cases covering ...

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    Colas Rail and Adecco join forces to seek a more inclusive workforce

    2020-06-26T10:15:00Z

    FRANCE: Infrastructure contractor and open access freight operator Colas Rail has entered into a long term partnership with employment agency Adecco to develop a more inclusive approach to its recruitment processes. The two parties signed a ‘social pact’ in Paris on June 17 aimed at ...