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SNCF Reseau secures funding to install ERTMS across multiple regions, France [free access]

February 16, 2021

The European Commission (EC) has awarded SNCF Réseau a EUR31 million grant under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) blending call to install the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) on 252 rail vehicles comprising passenger trains and freight locomotives. This financing will also be accompanied by debt financing from Caisse des Dépôts in an amount equivalent to the subsidy. SNCF Réseau will have a total grant support of EUR62 million to implement the project for its clients, including the Sud, Grand Est, and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté regions.

 

Most of the selected trains that will be equipped with the signalling system will be deployed on the rail network in France and some will serve the other member states of the European Union (EU). The project will help to improve the regularity of trains, enhance their safety, increase their frequency, and, where necessary, their improve ability to cross borders within Europe.

 

(1 EUR [Euro] = 1.21 USD)