national state-owned railway company of France

The Société nationale des chemins de fer français (French pronunciation:[sɔsjete nɑsjɔnal de ʃ(ə)mɛ̃ d(ə) fɛʁ fʁɑ̃sɛ]; abbreviated as SNCF [ɛs‿ɛn se ɛf]; French for "French National Railway Company") is France's national state-owned railway company. Founded in 1938, it operates the country's national rail traffic along with Monaco, including the TGV, on France's high-speed rail network. Its functions include operation of railway services for passengers and freight (through its subsidiaries SNCF Voyageurs and Rail Logistics Europe), as well as maintenance and signalling of rail infrastructure (SNCF Réseau). The railway network consists of about 35,000 km (22,000 mi) of route, of which 2,600 km (1,600 mi) are high-speed lines and 14,500 km (9,000 mi) electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily.

Société nationale des chemins de fer français
System map
Map of the French railways on which the TGV (LGV: blue; normal tracks: black) and Intercités (grey) SNCF trains run.
TER PACA service west of Marseille
Reporting markTGV, Intercités, TER, Transilien, Ouigo, Eurostar, TGV Lyria
Dates of operation1938–present
PredecessorCompagnie des chemins de fer du Nord
Administration des chemins de fer d'Alsace et de Lorraine
Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée
Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans
Compagnie des chemins de fer du Midi et du Canal latéral à la Garonne
Compagnie des chemins de fer de l'Est
Administration des chemins de fer de l'État
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) and 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Length29,273 km (18,189 mi)
HeadquartersSaint-Denis, France
Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF)
Company typeState-owned société anonyme
EPIC between 1983 and 2019[1]
IndustryRail transport
Founded1 January 1938; 86 years ago (1 January 1938)
FounderGovernment of France
Key people
Jean-Pierre Farandou (president of SNCF Group)
RevenueIncrease 41.4 billion (2022)[2]
Increase 3.3 billion (2022)[2]
Increase 2.5 billion (2022)[2]
Total assetsIncrease 133.0 billion (2022)[2]
Total equityIncrease 27.6 billion (2022)[2]
OwnerFrench state
Number of employees
270,296 (2021)[2]

In 2010 the SNCF was ranked 22nd in France and 214th globally on the Fortune Global 500 list. It is the main business of the SNCF Group, which in 2020 had €30 billion of sales in 120 countries. The SNCF Group employs more than 275,000 employees in France and around the world. Since July 2013, the SNCF Group headquarters are located in a Parisian suburb at 2 Place aux Étoiles in Saint-Denis. The president of SNCF Group has been Jean-Pierre Farandou since 2019.

References change

  1. SNCF was reorganized from three EPICs to a holding company effective 1 January 2020. The official name of the surviving holding company remains Société nationale des chemins de fer français with no "S.A." suffix applied.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "SNCF Group Financial Report 2022" (PDF). SNCF Group. 2 March 2023. Retrieved 29 August 2023.

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