The long haul to recovery

September 2010
Railway Gazette International;Sep2010, Vol. 166 Issue 9, p114
Trade Publication
This article investigates the plan of the French government to finance the effort to rescue railways from falling freight. It highlights the case of Societe nationale des chemins de fer francais (SNCF) that experienced falling traffic. It indicates the government's plans to finance an autoroute ferroviaire linking routes to the Channel Tunnel and to provide grants to buy the necessary rolling stock. The article also explores the basis of a railway funding partnership between the state and the regions.


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