Photo credit (banner): Maxime Huriez / SNCF

Philippe Rouvillois

February - June 1988: The weight of responsibility

In February 1988 Philippe Rouvillois, then SNCF’s deputy head of finance, was appointed chairman, but he stepped down after a serious accident at Paris-Lyon station claimed 56 lives in June of the same year. An underground memorial on Platform B pays tribute to the victims.