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SNCF offers random checks to verify the health pass

2021-07-23T13:28:14.858Z

The tracks envisaged by the company try to reconcile major departures and health restrictions. SNCF has unveiled its first proposals relating to its health pass control strategy. With the departures on vacation starting to operate at full speed, the rail giant wants to draw up a " realistic " plan of attack , as the CEO of SNCF travelers Christophe Fanichet told RTL microphones on Thursday. To read also: The adventurers of the rail ready to cut croupiers to the SNCF Without a specific dat



SNCF has unveiled its first proposals relating to its health pass control strategy.

With the departures on vacation starting to operate at full speed, the rail giant wants to draw up a "

realistic

"

plan of attack

, as the CEO of SNCF travelers Christophe Fanichet told RTL microphones on Thursday.

To read also: The adventurers of the rail ready to cut croupiers to the SNCF

Without a specific date for the time of implementation of the health pass on board the trains, the SNCF is therefore developing its strategy upstream to ensure compliance with the control of this sesame. The general manager of the passenger branch therefore shared the company's thoughts. “

Our priority is for the French to leave with complete peace of mind. We will guarantee all journeys,

ie 750 departing trains and 400,000 passengers per day,

which leave this summer and we will be there,

”assured Christophe Fanichet, setting the course. In particular, he drew a parallel with the wearing of a mask, which was a success, when many people were skeptical of it last year. "

The same question was asked with the mask and today all the French wear the mask.

I have confidence in the good citizenship of the French

”he declared, full of hope.

Random checks, health pass upon booking

The plan proposed by the SNCF consists in not carrying out systematic checks, due to lack of time.

Christophe Fanichet recalls that there are “

1,200 passengers departing from an Ouigo

” - and to avoid any delay.

There will be massive checks, they will have to be of several types, at the quayside, therefore on boarding, but also on board and even on disembarkation.

The pass can be checked at 3 times, much like a train ticket for example,

”he explained.

The recipe is summed up in this formula: "

In August, it's a ticket, a mask and a health pass"

insists Christophe Fanichet. And he ensures that the company is ready to carry out its checks. "

The agents will be able to flash the sanitary pass, we tried and it works

."

Following a presentation by management to the social partners, SUD-Rail clearly indicates that the checks will be unannounced.

"

Faced with the material and human impossibility of carrying out systematic checks, checks on the health pass of travelers on boarding will be random

", one can read in a report from the union.

Emmanuel Grondein, Federal Secretary SUD-Rail points out, however, that "

all the agents do not have the same level of oath which makes it possible to carry out the control or not

".

"In August, it's a ticket, a mask and a health pass"

Christophe Fanichet, Managing Director of SNCF Voyageurs

In line with what Air France intends to put in place, the presentation of the health pass as soon as the ticket is booked is also being considered.

But Christophe Fanichet remains measured in relation to this possibility.

"

We are in full work with a simple date of August 5, 6,

" he confided soberly.

The SUD Rail workers' union said for its part that for the moment "

it [the SNCF] is not ready to integrate the pass into the transport ticket

".

Note that this QR code will be requested on long distance journeys such as TGV, Intercités and night trains.

Read also: SNCF begins its digitalization to offer new services to its customers

Source: lefigaro

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