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Explore our TER regional mobility service—key figures, rolling stock, milestones and more—and learn how we support local life in France.

As one of 5 entities within SNCF Voyageurs, TER connects communities by designing and operating public transport on behalf of 11 French regions, which act as their own transport authorities.

Every day, 27,000 dedicated TER employees move more than 1 million people aboard 8,200 trains and 1,800 coaches.

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Key figures

Key figures

The infographic presents key figures for TER operations, with figures and pictograms for each key figure, as follows:

  • 1.1 million de passengers a day
  • 130,000 annual pass holders
  • 40% of clients are under age 26
  • €5bn in revenue
  • 11 TER regions
  • 43 line-based divisions
  • 680 lines
  • 11 Technicentres
  • 8,200 trains a day
  • 1,800 coaches a day
  • 2,255 TER trainsets
  • 26% diesel trainsets
  • 22% dual-mode trainsets
  • 52% electric trainsets 
  • 24.8 g of CO2 emitted on average
  • 1/8 of the emissions from a car

Our priorities

We want our TER offer to meet your every need—which is why our commitments focus on 3 priorities:

Public service contracts

The NOTRe1 Act of 2015 empowered France’s regional governments to organize, finance and set fares for public transport within their own jurisdiction.

TER works with them to design door-to-door solutions that offer easy, reliable, sustainable regional mobility for everyone, using the full range of transport options—trains, coaches, ride-sharing, biking and more.

Le TER vu par l’INA

Our history

  1. 1987


    The TER brand is created.

  2. 1990s


    The first new 72500-class trains are ordered.

  3. 1996


    TER and the Rhône-Alpes region sign the first regional service contract.

  4. 2000s


    New AGC trainsets are ordered for all regions.

  5. 2001


    The first TER websites go on line.

90% of TER trains are new or renovated

Over the past 20 years, French regions have mounted an unprecedented effort to update TER rolling stock, and today’s fleet is younger as a result. Some 90% of its 2,250 units are new or renovated, including next-generation Régiolis and Regio 2N trains.

New TER trains

TER Régiolis

  • 204-354 seats
  • 4-6 coaches
  • 1 level
  • built by Alstom

TER Regio2N

  • 349-766 seats
  • 6-10 coaches
  • 2 levels
  • built by Bombardier

100% of TER trains meet the STI PMR standard—a set of interoperability requirements designed for people with limited mobility.

1 Promulgated on 7 August 2015, the NOTRe Act (Nouvelle Organisation Territoriale de la République) reorganized France’s regions and gave them new powers.

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2 The French Mobility Act (LOM) aims to eliminate gaps in transport coverage by empowering local communities to organize mobility services such as car-sharing, carpooling and on-demand transport. It was promulgated on 24 December 2019.

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