A2C

A2C—a subsidiary of the SNCF’s Gares & Connexions division— promotes, markets and manages 180,000 sq m of commercial space in railway stations, mostly in town and city centres. A2C also manages some 9,000 billboard-type advertising spaces.

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YOUR BUSINESS PARTNER

Two billion passengers pass through French railway stations each year. Working with businesses from around the world, we bring station spaces alive by assisting clients wishing to:

  • lease station shops
  • rent office space
  • organize station-based events
  • purchase advertising space
  • offer station-based services

Advantage No. 1. No fixed rent. Fees are based on sales and a guaranteed minimum set by the tenant.
Advantage No. 2.
Businesses are selected for five- and ten-year leases via public calls for tenders.
Advantage No. 3.
A guaranteed boost for sales and name recognition.
Advantage No. 4.
High visibility for advertising campaigns in nearly 850 stations.

CONTACTS

Open a shop

A2C
Place Louis Armand
75 012 PARIS
Tel: +33(0)1 75 55 85 00
Fax: +33(0)1 75 55 80 17
E-mail: commerce@a2c-sncf.com

Rent office space

E-mail: bureau@a2c-sncf.com

Organize a station event

A2C
Place Louis Armand
75 012 PARIS
Tel: +33(0)1 75 55 85 00
Fax: +33(0)1 75 55 80 17
E-mail: evenement@a2c-sncf.com

Purchase advertising space

A2C
Place Louis Armand
75 012 PARIS
Tel: +33(0)1 75 55 85 00
Fax: +33(0)1 75 55 80 17
E-mail: publicite@a2c-sncf.com


of leases granted through calls for tenders advertised in the trade press for each business sector

in sales generated by 1,500 station-based businesses


CASE STUDY

Swarovski sparkles at Gare de l’Est

Following the overhaul of SNCF’s Gare de l’Est in Paris, terminus for the TGV Est line, A2C leased 5,000 sq m of commercial space to some 50 well-known retailers, each positioned closest to its target clientele: Virgin at the station’s centre for all to see; Relay-Casino convenience stores where Paris area commuters see them; L’Occitane positioned to grab the attention of Germans in transit and tempt them with a taste of Provence. And Swarovski, drawn by the glassed-in setting for its sparkling crystal and jewellery, reports above-average sales compared with its other stores in France.