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Train: opening up to competition is slow

2021-06-22T13:44:04.362Z

Alternative rail operators are in no hurry to question the SNCF monopoly. And, in the end, the SNCF wins. The law on the railway pact of mid-2018 provided for the end of the monopoly of the public group in France. From December 2020, we were promised other TGVs than the Ouigo or the Inoui on the hexagonal lines. On the Nantes-Lyon and Nantes-Bordeaux Intercity lines, the government, which had launched a call for tenders last year, was keen to have a new operator before



And, in the end, the SNCF wins.

The law on the railway pact of mid-2018 provided for the end of the monopoly of the public group in France.

From December 2020, we were promised other TGVs than the Ouigo or the Inoui on the hexagonal lines.

On the Nantes-Lyon and Nantes-Bordeaux Intercity lines, the government, which had launched a call for tenders last year, was keen to have a new operator before the presidential election.

A breath of fresh air was also expected for the regional trains.

Three regions (Paca, Hauts-de-France and Grand Est) had launched in 2020 a formal consultation to see who could manage some of their rail lines.

Alas, for the moment, we do not see anything coming.

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In Paca, which is the most advanced on this file, it is the status quo that seems to be emerging.

"Concerning the lot of lines of the Côte d'Azur, there is only one candidate left: it is the SNCF"

, Renaud Muselier declared ten days ago,

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Source: lefigaro

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