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The State fails to entrust the Intercités to the private sector


The government launched a call for tenders almost two years ago. The SNCF remains alone in the running.

A call for tenders for nothing?

Almost two years ago, the state wanted to pave the way for competition in rail.

Élisabeth Borne, Minister of Transport at the time, announced in January 2019 that two Intercités lines, Nantes-Bordeaux and Nantes-Lyon, administered by the State, would be open to competition for their operation.

The objective, underlined the minister, was to improve the quality of service and to "

put the passenger at the heart of the system

", which would "


" the SNCF.

The tender was supposed to be completed at the end of the year, and the designation of the operator should have taken place in early 2022.

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But apart from the historic public company, no competitor has raised a finger to operate these two lines, which carry a million passengers each year.

Two lines that the State subsidizes up to 25 million euros per year to cover the operating deficit.

Transdev, a 66% -owned subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and

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Source: lefigaro

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