French Ministry of Transport looking to open intercity rail routes to competition by 2022

    France‘s Ministry of Transportation plans to open NantesLyon and Nantes-Bordeaux intercity rail routes to competition by rail operators other than the SNCF from 2022 (deplacementspros.com, 10-Jan-2019). “Competition must engender new services, innovative approaches for travellers and aim to reduce costs”, according to the Ministry.