The SNCF Group intends to obtain 50% of their revenues from international operations by next year, declared Guillaume Foeillet, Director of International Affairs of the French company on the second day of the 2019 Railways Days event.
Currently, only 34% of the revenues of SNCF come from international activities, according to the presentation of Mr. Feuillet in the panel on railway infrastructure.
In order to increase the shares of foreign revenues, SCNF has involved in a number of projects across Europe, including in countries such as the Czech Republic, Poland, and Bulgaria. Similarly, the French group is actively involved in the project for construction of a high-speed line to connect the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
The revenues of SNCF currently total EUR 33.5 billion per year, a figure that is comparable with that reported by the Deutsche Bahn Group. The revenues of SNCF went up by 4.2% compared to 2016, added Guillaume Foeillet.
The railway group based in the Hexagon employees a staff of 270,000, and manages approximately 30,000 km of rail line, of which half electrified (15,000 km). France reports as many as 2,824 km of high speed rail line.
The daily traffic is 730 TGVs (high-speed trains), 340 Intercity trains, 5,2000 Transilien trains (trains running in the Paris region), 7,500 TERs (regional express trains), and 1,230 freight trainsets.