The French National Railway Company has 166,000 civil servants who coordinate and operate rail services for passengers and freight.
Leveraging SNCF’s (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français, the country's rail provider) national monopoly and transportation legacy (train is a popular means of travel in France), France has invested heavily in its railway infrastructure, particularly long distance. More than 3,200 miles of high-speed rail lines have been added in the last decade and on-time service has reached 90 percent to 95 percent. Passenger counts continue to increase annually by 3 percent to 5 percent.
Accenture helped SNCF transform its passenger branch into a competitive public company that is a profitable and preferred option for the traveling public.