The Rail Market in France

France’s rail and public transport networks continue to undergo expansion and development despite a challenging fiscal environment. Details of current major investment projects are summarised in the fully updated 2015 edition of this report from Brooks Market Intelligence, providing suppliers and analysts with an accessible, concise guide to one of the most extensive railway systems in Europe. The report outlines the status of all planned additions to the highly successful high-speed system as well as detailing other significant main line network enhancements. It also reflects the recent restructuring that has seen SNCF Réseau assume responsibility for national rail infrastructure. France continues to invest in urban transport, with several new projects approved at the end of 2014. All current live metro and light rail projects are covered in the report, with implementation timetables and costs where known. In addition, The Rail Market in France covers the activities and resources of principal main line train operators, including the country’s national rail company SNCF. It also lists current major rolling stock orders and provides an overview of the government and regulatory environment covering the country’s rail operations. Website addresses are included for most undertakings and projects to assist further research.