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Rail transport is the aggregation of the production, marketing, and maintenance of vehicles that are used to transport goods or people by rail.

Worldwide, sales in the rail transport market are growing steadily. In Europe, business is driven by maintenance activities and the renewal of existing trains in a very mature market. On the other hand, the fastest-growing markets for new equipment are Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Passenger transport accounts for a far more important activity that appears way more necessary than freight in most of the major European countries.

In Germany freight reaches approximately only 20% of goods transport totals and 10% in France, numbers that are less important than road transport by a mile.

In Italy, rail transport is particularly well-developed on the peninsula, and is witnessing a growth of its business, benefiting from both a strong demand and a less dynamic air traffic than other European countries. The emergence of the covid-19 pandemic has not dampened the sector's good momentum: distances covered by trains have thus increased by 12% in 2021, compared to 2020, a year which had already shown how thick the skin of rail transport was (+8% compared with 2019). Rail transport should also benefit from Italy's stimulus plan, which focuses on infrastructures, while the easing of sanitary measures has enabled tourists to storm back on the peninsula in 2022.

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Trenitalia changes its boss for France - 08/01/2024
  • The main France-Italy railway line will not reopen before the end of 2024.
  • The reopening of this line has been delayed by last summer's landslides near Modane, Savoie.
  • In December 2021, Trenitalia launched the first Frecciarossa TGVs on the Paris-Lyon-Turin-Milan route in competition with SNCF.
  • Trenitalia recently celebrated the milestone of two million customers on the French market.
  • Frecciarossa TGVs should soon also be operating on the Paris-Strasbourg route.
  • Trenitalia plans to create a maintenance center in 2027 for the entire French fleet of red TGVs, at Bezannes, on the southern outskirts of Reims.
Trenitalia: million passengers on its Paris-Lyon-Milan TGV - 15/12/2022
  • Record passenger satisfaction
  • The average occupancy rate has been 70% since launch at the end of 2021
  • greater success on services to Turin and Milan (80% occupancy) than on Paris-Lyon (only around 50%)
SNCF would have helped its competitor Trenitalia - 05/04/2022
  • SNCF is said to have given its competitor Trenitalia a substantial discount on its toll charges.
  • According to Le Parisien, SNCF Réseaux granted Trenitalia a discount of 37% in the first year, 16% in the second and 8% in the third
  • SNCF's aim is to open up the passenger market

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