Jobs to be axed as French railways open to competition

New InOui TGV trains should be all over France by 2020, replacing old trains which lack plugs and wifi

Most of SNCF’s debt – estimated at €46billion a year ago – is to be paid off by the government.

In return, the rail company must make drastic changes, including job cuts, as services open up to more competition.

About 2,000 jobs have already  been cut in 2017 and 2018, and this year SNCF Mobilités employees (train and station workers) are the main target.

A total of 2,095 posts are being axed, as well as 162 in SNCF leadership roles, though 171 jobs will be ...

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