Renfe to enter French high speed rail market from Dec-2020

    Spain‘s Renfe board of directors approved (01-Jul-2019) the company’s entry into high speed rail in France from Dec-2020. The company has requested necessary permits from the French authorities, including rail competition commission ARAFER, EPSF (French railway safety authority), and SNCF Reseau. The operator will initially not operate Paris service due to technical difficulties and will study the destination in a second phase. Renfe will operate these services with S100 trains, manufactured by Alstom, and will open a permanent office in France based in Lyon as part of international expansion. [more – original PR – Spanish]