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France TGV crash: Children on board derailed train
 France TGV crash: Children on board derailed train 1 hour ago From the section Europe from the BBC at : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34827049Media captionPresident of French rail firm SNCF Guillaume Pepy: ''The railway family is in...
Cyclists in race ignore level crossing and ride infront of SNCF high-speed train
from: http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-sports/french-railway-company-file-complaint-after-paris-roubaix-incident-1.2173966French railway company file complaint after Paris-Roubaix incidentRiders narrowly miss oncoming train after peloton gets split at a level-crossing The peleton is...
Bombardier to Supply 42 Regio 2N Double-Deck Trains to STIF and SNCF
Bombardier Transportation has won an order to supply 42 Regio 2N train sets to the Syndicat des Transports d’Ile-de-France (STIF) and SNCF. This order for 42 double-deck trains is an additional order in the framework of an ongoing contract signed in 2010 and is valued at approximately 397...
New French trains too wide for platforms
The French train operator SNCF has discovered that 2,000 new trains it ordered at a cost of 15bn euros ($20.5bn; £12.1bn) are too wide for many regional platforms.The BBC's Christian Fraser in Paris says that it is an embarrassing blunder that has so far cost the rail operator over 50m...
French Alps: Rock derails Nice to Digne-les-Bains train
Two people were killed when a falling boulder derailed a tourist train in the southern French Alps, local officials and firefighters say.At least nine people were injured.The train was travelling from Nice to the town of Digne-les-Bains on a line which crosses gorges and viaducts at up to 1,000m...
Alstom delivers first Regiolis train to Lorraine Region
Alstom delivered on Saturday 21 September at the Metz train station, the first Regiolis train to Lorraine Region (north-east of France). Attending the event were Jean-Pierre Masseret, Lorraine Regional Council Chairman, Alain Autruffe, SNCF Lorraine Director, Claude Solar, SNCF Regions and...
French railway firm SNCF to launch pan-Europe e-travel website
 French railway firm SNCF to launch pan-Europe e-travel websiteState-owned company aims to provide easier and faster booking for passengers travelling across continentEmail Gwyn Topham guardian.co.uk,http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/gwyntophamWednesday 19 September 2012 23.03 BST ) ...
SNCF takes up contract option for 40 additional Euroduplex very high speed train sets
Patrick Kron, Chairman and CEO of Alstom, has declared his great satisfaction at the SNCF’s signing of the contract option for 40 additional double-deck Euroduplex very high speed trains on Friday 30 March.Taking into account a possible cancellation of 10 trains, Alstom booked an order...
Bombardier Presents the First Carbody of the Regio 2N 16 Months after the SNCF Placed an Order
Bombardier has presented the body of the first Regio 2N carbody to the SNCF and representatives of the Regions. The event, at the company’s Crespin site in Northern France, launched the start of Regio 2N production.Bombardier has designed this brand new double-deck product platform to meet the...
Train across France completes 'hell on wheels' journey
The BBC reports that a night train on France's famed SNCF rail network arrived 13 hours late after a series of unfortunate events delayed its journey across the country.The fate of the 4295 train and its 600 passengers, travelling from Strasbourg in the north-east to the Spanish border...

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