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Siemens awarded contract to supply CBTC for Paris commuter line

11 February 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

French National Railways (SNCF) has awarded a contract to supply communication based train control (CBTC) system to Siemens for the RER E line extension. SNCF has signed a contract with Siemens France to deploy a new CBTC system for the extension of the RER’s E-line westwards. Dubbed NExTEO, the new…

SNCF orders additional tram-trains for Ile-de-France

5 January 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

French National Railways (SNCF) has ordered 15 Alstom Citadis Dualis tram-trains on behalf of Ile-de-France transport authority STIF in an agreement worth €75 million.

Late breaking caused TGV derailment finds initial investigation

20 November 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Last weekend’s TGV derailment on the LGV Est line near Strasbourg was caused by excessive speed and late breaking finds initial investigation carried out by French operator SNCF.

High-speed TGV derails on test run near Strasbourg

16 November 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Eleven people were killed whilst on board a high-speed TGV train during a test run on the recently constructed second section LGV Est line near Strasbourg.

SNCF orders additional Regio 2N EMUs for Midi-Pyrenees Region

1 October 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Bombardier has received an order from French National Railway Company (SNCF) for the supply of a further eight Regio 2N Double-Deck electric multiple units for the Midi-Pyrenees Region in France...

SNCF unveils new TGV first class seat design

25 September 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

French transport operator SNCF has unveiled a prototype design of the new TGV first class seat at the Palais de Tokyo exhibition space in Paris.

SNCF-DB rail alliance continues with new ICE 3

24 July 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

The cross-border SNCF-DB rail alliance between France and Germany has been extended for 5 years following a new fleet of class 407 ICE 3 entering service between Frankfurt and Paris Gare de l’Est.

SNCF reveals plan to transform Gare du Nord by 2023

25 June 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Major plans to redevelop Gare du Nord in Paris were revealed at a high profile SNCF press conference attended by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.

SNCF starts testing Erex system

27 February 2015 | By ERESS

Eress organisation has announced that SNCF (Société nationale des chemins de fer français) has decided to test the Erex system, and Eress Director, Dyre Martin Gulbrandsen “considers this a significant milestone.”...

Bombardier’s Regio 2N double deck train receives authorisation in France

2 October 2014 | By Bombardier

SNCF received authorisation today from the French Public Establishment of Railway Safety (EPSF) for the commercial operation of Bombardier’s Regio 2N in single units. This essential step will allow for the progressive deployment of the first Regio 2N vehicles in the Aquitaine, Brittany, Centre, Nord-Pas de Calais, Provence-Alpes-Côte d' Azur…

DB & SNCF agree continued partnership

24 September 2014 | By Global Railway Review

On 23rd September at InnoTrans 2014, DB and SNCF jointly agreed to continue operating high-speed trains between Germany and France in a joint venture until at least 2020...