Our commitments to you
Our parent company is a state-owned industrial and commercial enterprise with a public service mission (EPIC)—and we’re proud of that.
As a linchpin—and architect—of shared mobility, we work hard every day to keep our promises to our customers.
- We serve the public.
Getting you there is our business.
- We make social progress a priority.
Our role has always been to promote regional development and reduce regional inequality.
- We offer fares that are right for you.
We’ve got specially designed solutions—for large families, jobseekers, students and more.
Isn’t there a conflict between being a public service company and making a profit?
Not at all. We use our profits to grow our business and operate the French rail network.
Our ties to the French State
We run a highly specialized business. “Rail transport has the characteristics of a natural monopoly, especially because of the costs of operations and infrastructure,” says economics professor Gunther Capelle-Blancard. Which is why the French State is our sole owner.
SNCF ÉPIC has no capital and no shares. The State collects a dividend totalling 30% of our consolidated recurring net profit.