First private rail operator in Germany and present in five countries, we are well positioned to take a major place in the deregulation of the French market. Our everyday transport priority: alternative offers that are more efficient and lucrative on regional lines.
More than 25 years of railway experience in 5 countries
In a world where public transport is undergoing radical transformation, we believe that the future for rail transport requires focusing on passenger needs.
To offer greater freedom and enhanced fluidity, we see the train as the solution at the centre of a large choice of transport modes (car-pooling, car-sharing, bus, taxis, etc.).
Because the travel experience doesn’t stop when passengers pull into the station, we ensure an end-to-end mobility solution to take them to their final destination.
In Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and New Zealand, we are a major rail operator in these countries, which have been open to competition for several years. We operate dense urban lines, regional connections and small lines.
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We have acquired a solid expertise in managing and coordinating the transport modes between all of our lines (inter-regional, suburban and rural, tourist). This has been achieved by:
- optimised connections;
- mixed passenger-transport combinations (offering different modes of transport to optimise journeys);
- multi-modal park-and-ride interchange hubs;
- bicycle parks;
- integrated ticket dispensers (smart-phone apps enabling transport ticket purchase and validation.
As such, being part of the multi-modal transport offer, rail has its place in the mobility model of the future modern, adapted to demand, serving the regions.
Safety, training, support: our three key words
Our priority: to ensure the safety of our travellers and our employees. In France, we are a licensed rail transport company and have a safety certificate issued by the State.
Our employees are the first guarantors of the quality of our services. For this reason, we place a lot of importance on their training: training teams, cutting-edge technologies, driving simulations, etc.: a real continuous improvement approach designed to offer greater safety and comfort.
Thanks to our knowledge of the rail transport system, we can lend support to local authorities in the upstream phases of their rail transport projects. We provide rolling-stock maintenance in our workshops and maintain infrastructures with the expertise of our subsidiary, Transamo (link to Local Authorities > Monitoring and management > Engineering).
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Rail transport training centre
Certified by the French National Authority in charge of Rail Safety (EPSF), our rail transport training centre ensures our employees receive continuous training and assessment to guarantee and maintain the finest quality of service.
A European reference in the rail transport sector
As the first private rail operator in Germany, we operate 16 major rail concessions in 9 Länder. The objective is to revitalise these ill-served regions, develop the market share of regional rail transport and to reopen abandoned lines, while optimising the use of public funds.
Optimise, rejuvenate and sustain the small, ill-served, regional stations as much as the major hubs: we are proud of the expertise that makes us a trustworthy alternative operator to ensure maintenance services for, and help popularise regional rail networks.