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The French Railway Industry Association (FIF)



The French railway reform and other European policy matters

3 December 2014 | By Jean-Pierre Audoux, FIF

2014 may not have run its full course quite yet, but it has already been marked in France by the adoption of the French railway system reform in early-August, therefore heralding the advent of a new public-sector organisation englobing SNCF and the infrastructure manager set-up in 1997, RFF (Réseau ferré…


The FIF at the heart of discussions on the future of French railways

6 December 2011 | By Jean-Pierre Audoux, Director General, the French Railway Industry Association (FIF)

Since 2010, there has been no end to the discussions and questions about the future of the French rail system and about the future of the French rail industry in particular. The collapse in rail cargo, the constant increase in the system’s debt, the ageing of the railway network, the…


Anticipating ongoing changes

3 December 2008 | By Jean-Pierre Audoux, Director-General, The French Railway Industry Association (FIF)

The French Railway Industry Association (FIF) is deeply rooted in the economic and social history of railways in France. Its parent organisation, the Association of Railway Equipment Manufacturers, created in 1899 on the eve of the universal exhibition in Paris where for the first time it exhibited as such, was…