SNCF famous 2 billion TGV passengers

Two billion passengers TGV thirty-two years after its launch! The leaders of the station could not ignore this symbolic milestone that reflects the popular success of the high-speed train.

This is the Gare de Lyon, Guillaume Pepy, Chairman of SNCF and Barbara Dalibard, Director General of the activity Travel will celebrate the event, early Friday afternoon. Behind this great technical achievement and popular success, the TGV is yet more the jackpot it was for the station. Nearly a third of high-speed lines are not profitable. And many French TGV has become unaffordable.

Aware of this reality, the SNCF has taken several initiatives: the creation of iDTGV, these high-speed trains with tickets sold only on the Internet at discounted prices when they are taken in advance. In April, the station will launch “eco TGV” whose rates will be low-cost, in particular because they serve the secondary stations. Instead of from the Gare de Lyon, the “TGV eco” start of the station Marne-la-Vallée.

Economic model to reinvent

All these developments do not hide the profitability of mass transport at high speed is more obvious. The leaders of the public company have said for years: the economic model of TGV is reinvented. It is true that the cost of tolls by Réseau Ferré de France, increasing annually by more than 4% on average. Particularly to enable RFF avoid pulling its debt of over 30 billion euros.

Arnaud Montebourg, the Minister of Recovery productive, does not hesitate these days to speak of a “TGV of the future” in 2018 as if this concept would solve all the problems related to its operation. This project has the dual purpose of dreaming travelers while ensuring profitability. A difficult equation.


Source : topnewspulse

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