SNCF

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Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français
Locale France
Predecessor See SNCF History
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Length 32,000 km
Headquarters Paris

SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français) (French National Railway Company) is a French public enterprise. Its functions include operation of rail services for passengers and freight, and maintenance as well as signalling of rail infrastructure owned by RFF (Réseau Ferré de France). It employs about 180,000 people. The rail network consists of about 32,000 km of route, of which 1,800 km is high-speed line and 14,500 km is electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily. The chairman of SNCF is Guillaume Pepy. Its headquarters are in Paris, in the Rue du Commandant Mouchotte.