The SNCF is France’s national state-owned railway company. Founded in 1938, it operates the country’s national rail traffic along with Monaco, including the TGV, on France’s high-speed rail network. Its functions include operation of railway services for passengers and freight, and maintenance and signalling of rail infrastructure. The railway network consists of about 35,000 km (22,000 mi) of route, of which 2,600 km (1,600 mi) are high-speed lines and 14,500 km (9,000 mi) electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily.
Principal SNCF business cases may be quite the same as other railway operators & mainteners :
1. spare parts : optimizing stock, obsolecence, delivery time for rolling stock & infrastructure uptime
2. reparing & upgrading components
3. Disruptive designs for performance & costs
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