New measures to cut down on train delays between Lyon and Saint-Etienne

Published: 2017/11/14 by

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.


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