In a persistently sluggish environment for transport in France, unsettled by terrorist attacks, strike and floods that cost €300 million, SNCF Group continued to roll out the 2020 roadmap designed to meet customer needs better.
Investments totalled €4.0bn in H1 2016; they focused on the rail network, transport and logistics operators and the needs of 13.5 million passengers around the globe.
Safety and renovation of the French rail network were top priorities.
An aggressive sales policy gathered pace, offering passengers special fares and low-cost deals, developing all segments of the shared mobility market, and promoting transformation through digital innovation.
Robust sales trends in freight logistics and major accounts, thanks to newly acquired/renewed large contracts.
4,900 new hires in France in the first half of 2016.
Revenue of €16.0bn at 30 June 2016, up 2.6%.
Ongoing performance plans generated €300 million in productivity gains since the beginning of the year and are set to meet the full-year goal of €750 million.
Net profit, Group share was negative (-€159m) due to terrorist attacks, flooding and strikes in the second quarter.