Our legal structure

SNCF Group is an EPIC or Établissement Public Industriel et Commercial. Find out what that means, how we’re opening up to competition, and how we serve the public. Interested in the Official Gazettes published by SNCF EPIC and SNCF Mobilités EPIC? You’ll find them here too.

An EPIC story

SNCF is an EPIC or Établissement Public Industriel et Commercial. In plain English, that means we’re a state-owned industrial and commercial enterprise dedicated to serving the public.

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Opening up to competition

In the 2000s, the French freight and high-speed passenger rail markets opened to competition—giving us the opportunity to leverage our unequalled experience in European rail.

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Our public service mission

We’re a state-owned, public service company, and our core mission is to deliver seamless, door-to-door mobility for everyone, everywhere.

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