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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.