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SNCF Gares & Connexions: Structure and key figures

SNCF Gares & Connexions is a publicly owned limited company specializing in railway stations—from design to marketing to operation.

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A new beginning in 2020

On 1 January 2020, we left behind our previous structure—three state-owned entities and their subsidiaries—and became a single, publicly-owned group consisting of a parent company and 5 subsidiaries: SNCF Réseau with its own subsidiary SNCF Gares & Connexions, Rail Logistics Europe, SNCF Voyageurs, Geodis and Keolis.

SNCF is the parent, providing strategic guidance, management and leadership for all of the Group’s companies. SNCF Gares & Connexions has full responsibility for running our stations, handling everything from design to marketing to operations.

Learn more about SNCF Group’s structure

4700 people work at SNCF Gares & Connexions, and a total of 15,000 work in SNCF stations

Modern, efficient, convenient stations

Our 3,000 stations serve 10 million passengers and visitors a day. Regardless of their size and client base, each one must be:

  • Efficient. Safety, cleanliness, customer information and accessibility must all be impeccable.
  • Convenient. Comfort, quality services and optimal waiting times are essential for all our customers.
  • Modern, with ambitious environmental goals. SNCF stations must be eco-friendly, digital and responsible.
  • Unforgettable. Stations are the setting for many of life’s most powerful moments—but they’re also cultural icons, with deep roots in the regions they serve.

Close-up: Stations

Close-up: Stations

Close-up: Stations

The graphic contains an illustration of a railway station, numbers and text. It is divided into a wide blue column on the left and a narrower grey column on the right. All of the figures are bolded and in a larger font than the words.

At the top of the left-hand column is the figure 3,000. It is the first word in the following phrase: “3,000 stations in France: 1,500 stations with passenger buildings, and 1,500 stops.”

In the centre is the illustration of the railway station (in orange) under a magnifying glass (in light blue).

The right-hand column contains 3 phrases. From top to bottom, they read:

  • 10 million people served by stations every day
  • 10 million sq m of space, including 8 million sq m of platforms, underground passages, walkways and main halls
  • 1500 in-station businesses

We’re giving stations more appeal to give rail travel more appeal—because trains are the most eco-friendly form of transport.

Marlène Dolveck, CEO, SNCF Gares & Connexions

5 priorities for SNCF Gares & Connexions

Trains are the most eco-friendly form of public transport. To boost rail and deliver more satisfaction for all our customers, SNCF Gares & Connexions is committed to 5 priorities: people, quality, environmental performance, the planet and regional communities. Delivering on these values will give stations more appeal—and that will give rail travel more appeal.

Learn more about SNCF Gares & Connexions’ commitments 

Close-up: Revenue

Close-up: Revenue

The infographic is titled “Close-up: Revenue”.

It contains a pie chart, numbers and text. It is divided into a blue column on the left and a light grey column on the right. All of the figures are bolded and in a larger font than the words.

In the left-hand column is the figure €1.6bn. It is the first word of the following phrase: “€1.6 billion in revenue (typical year)”

In the centre of the right-hand column is a pie chart divided into 4 colour-coded wedges. From largest to smallest, they are:

  • a green wedge for “Access fees paid by transport providers” (more than half of the diagram)
  • a red wedge for “Third-party services”
  • a yellow wedge for “Businesses”
  • a blue wedge for “Office rentals”

Surrounding the pie chart in the right-hand column are 4 phrases describing each coloured wedge:

  • In green, “Access fees paid by transport providers, law and regulatory authorities”: €900 million
  • In red, “Third-party services (building design and maintenance)”: €330 million
  • In yellow, “Businesses (including advertising and carparks)”: €250 million
  • In blue, “Office rentals”, €130 million

Subsidiaries

Through its subsidiaries, SNCF Gares & Connexions is present along the entire value chain. Its businesses include architecture and urban development, station development and operation, and marketing of in-station spaces.

SNCF Gares & Connexions has four subsidiaries, all highly respected for the quality of their expertise and know-how:

  • SNCF Retail & Connexions markets and monetizes in-station spaces
  • AREP is a multidisciplinary engineering and design firm that plans and builds in-station spaces
  • SNCF Hubs & Connexions develops and operates stations and transport hubs outside France
  • Lagardère & Connexions is responsible for the operation of newsstands in French stations

Learn more about these SNCF Gares & Connexions subsidiaries

1 bn

euros invested² to modernize railway stations and make them accessible and intermodal.

1 Each of the three entities was an EPIC (établissement public à caractère industriel et commercial), a state-owned industrial and commercial enterprise.

2 Typical year. These investments, which also cover the programme “1001 Stations”, are divided as follows:  €600 million from various subsidies (regional councils, the French State, other municipalities, European Union) and €400 million in self-financing.