Articles tagged “sncf”

Macron Switches to TV to Push French Rail Reform

Macron Switches to TV to Push French Rail Reform

Ania Nussbaum and Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

Trump-like in his distaste for the media, France's Emmanuel Macron is resorting to TV interviews to push his remaking of the French rail system. The unions aren't going down, though, without a fight.

2 months ago

French Rail Strike Expected to Be Highly Disruptive for a Second Day

French Rail Strike Expected to Be Highly Disruptive for a Second Day

Tara Patel, Bloomberg

The showdown between the French government and the unions will impact passengers from France to the UK. No one is in the mood for compromise yet so this will get worse before it gets better.

3 months ago

French Rail Workers Set to Strike and Disrupt Intercity Train Service

French Rail Workers Set to Strike and Disrupt Intercity Train Service

Associated Press

For travelers, the ugliest French word is gréve, or strike. But like it or not, France's largest rail union will be striking over the next few months to challenge proposed labor law changes. Mon Dieu!

3 months ago

France’s Rail System Is Falling Apart

France’s Rail System Is Falling Apart

Ania Nussbaum and Mark Deen, Bloomberg

France isn't the only country straining to make its rail system pay for itself. The U.S. has this problem, too, although Amtrak has been losing money for years and, like SNCF, isn't getting the investment it needs.

4 months ago

Best Travel Ads This Week: Real-Life Experiences That Pop Online

Best Travel Ads This Week: Real-Life Experiences That Pop Online

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Travel brands are particularly well-positioned for real-life ambient marketing that portray experiences better than a staid graphic ad.

4 years ago

Holiday Travelers Face Weather Delays in France and Britain on Christmas Eve

Holiday Travelers Face Weather Delays in France and Britain on Christmas Eve

Reuters

Although flight delays are impacting travelers, it's the cancelled train services that will leave hundreds of thousands people stranded and away from home this holiday.

5 years ago

Best Travel Ads This Week: Campaigns That Engage Online and in the Flesh

Best Travel Ads This Week: Campaigns That Engage Online and in the Flesh

Samantha Shankman, Skift

5 years ago

Best Travel Ads This Week: Making Fees and Uncomfortable Seats Look Fun

Best Travel Ads This Week: Making Fees and Uncomfortable Seats Look Fun

Samantha Shankman, Skift

5 years ago

SNCF passenger train derails in France with fatalities

Associated Press

5 years ago

French railway company opens booking site to offer way more than rail

Gwyn Topham, The Telegraph

SNCF is shutting down its rail-only sites to focus on its more comprehensive French Voyages brand, despite the company president’s concern that large search engines will knock out small operators.

6 years ago