give a glorious future TGV1? Monday in the Board of Directors, management of the SNCF2 presented three scenarios over ten years to try to eradicate the declining profitability of the TGV, crumbling to a trickle, reports the business daily Les Echos this Thursday3 . However, the SNCF wishes to clarify that it is not the business model of TGV is in crisis, but that of the entire rail system.
• Reduce activity drastically
The first option would be to focus only on the main stations of the network. SNCF recorded a quarantine. Thus, the 180 combinations origins / destinations that are currently offered in 80 pass within ten years. A decrease of more than half. Missing trains would consequently replaced by regional TER or Interctés. With this first configuration, the SNCF would focus only on its profitable routes. • Develop
The second solution is quite the opposite the first: develop the offer, opting for an increase in the use of 400 TGV trains available to the SNCF, which are now used only 5 hours per day on average online payday loans. Ultimately, this goal massive development would compete with air or car. This configuration would include lower prices that could be measured in 10% to 20%. Feature of this scenario should both elected and travelers … while having no economic model. According to Les Echos, the lack of € 400 million per year for the SNCF is in equilibrium. • The saving productivity
The third and last scenario is the most likely , according to Les Echos. It is in line with the strategic plan of the company "Excellence 2020" was chosen in 2012 The manual is very simple:. To meet rising tolls, SNCF must optimize park use oars, making productivity gains and reduce operating costs. To do this, the direction of the station is counting on resetting the production process. This latter configuration includes developing Ouigo the low-cost4 TGV launched last year.