Topic: France

Renfe gears up for branch in Paris

Spanish national operator Renfe will make a request to the ministry of finance to create a branch in Paris. The board of directors has approved this step to develop business opportunities in France, for which...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

French Rungis-Perpignan route to reopen after 2 years

The Rungis-Perpignan freight line connecting the Paris metropolitan area with southeastern France will reopen after two years of deactivation. The route will facilitate the intermodal transport of fresh produce between the two regions and will...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios
image: SNCF / Jean-Jacques D'Angelo

France halves track access charges until 2024

The French government will invest 170 million euros per year until 2024 in the rail freight industry. Among other measures, half of the track access charges will be subsidised. It wants to double the transport...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

New locomotive leasing company Nexrail joins EU market

Nexrail will focus on providing innovative, sustainable locomotives for non-electrified operations, and is currently dedicated to the freight and shunting markets. It has purchased 53 shunting locomotives, and ordered another 50 hybrid locomotives from Vossloh.Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Grand Est region wants to connect with Germany by rail

The first Régiolis trains for French-German cross-border services were presented to elected representatives in Neustadt an der Weinstraße (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany) in June. The French Grand Est region wants to connect with its German neighbours by...Read more
|Comment|author: Frédéric de Kemmeter

The unique formula of operator Railcoop

Railcoop, France’s first cooperative society of collective interest dedicated to the railways, aims to give new meaning to rail mobility. Everyone, from citizens to local authorities, can be a part of it. The mission: to...Read more
|Comment|author: Frédéric de Kemmeter