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SNCF around the world

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A key player in every category of mobility services

SNCF is Europe’s undisputed champion in high-speed rail, operator of the world’s second-busiest rail network, and a frontrunner in public transport around the globe. We do business in every area of rail operations and mobility, and we’re already generating a third of our revenue outside France.

Thanks to an aggressive campaign to win international markets, customers outside our traditional markets in France will soon account for 50% of our revenue, with half of that coming from outside Europe.

In addition to operating transport networks, we offer time-tested know-how in infrastructure engineering and rolling stock. Our teams are working on half the world’s high-speed rail and metro projects, and 60% of all driverless metro projects.

These areas of expertise—and our skill in combining them—are represented in the talents of our 272,000 employees in 120 countries across the globe.

  • Kuwait’s Subiya bridge was designed by Systra, an SNCF joint venture. At 34.1 km, it is one of the longest bridges in the world.

  • In 2019, Boston’s commuter trains attracted 22% more passengers and achieved on-time arrivals of 91.3%—clearly reflecting the mass transit expertise of Keolis, the SNCF subsidiary that operates the service.

  • At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Keolis and Lyon-based start-up Navya unveiled their shared innovation: a self-driving taxi dubbed Autonom Cab.

  • Nestled against the Great Wall of China, Badaling railway station will open its doors in January 2020. The architects at our AREP subsidiary contributed the skill and imagination that made this massive project possible.

  • SNCF subsidiary Keolis leads the world in automated metros. Since 2014, it has operated London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR), the network serving the eastern and south-eastern areas of the British capital.

  • Under our partnership with SNCB (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Belge), Brussels offers direct daily service to Marseille, Lyon, Montpellier and 23 more French cities.

  • Morocco is home to Africa’s first high-speed rail line, linking Casablanca to the new Tangier railway station. Inaugurated in 2018, the new service has slashed travel time from 4h45 to 2h10.

  • With a target capacity of 31,000 trucks annually, the Calais-Turin rail motorway reduces both road traffic and greenhouse gas emissions.

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