Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional contract calls for 40% cut in train delays
After two year of negotiations, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and French National Railways (SNCF) signed a new operating contract for TER regional services on November 13, setting ambitious targets to cut delays by 40% and halve cancellations by 2020.
Over term of the new contract, which has a retrospective start date of January 1 2017, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes will spend €543m a year on the provision of regional train services.[…]
“There will be penalties for delays and these will be multiplied fivefold for cancellations,” says Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional president Mr Laurent Wauquiez.
If it fails to meet contractual performance targets on the region’s two busiest TER routes, Lyon – Grenoble/Chambéry and Lyon – St Etienne, SNCF will incur a €1.2m penalty. Conversely, it will receive a €1.2m bonus if performance exceeds expectations.