Since Monday March 28, there have been fewer trains on our Normandy traces. SNCF has reduced its offer, particularly during off-peak hours, by determination of the area. Nineteen fewer trains per day, new timetables. “For the second it’s not identified whether or not the individuals involved have deserted the practice or have transferred to different trains. We haven’t any identified numbers. We’ll know that in just a few months.“, explains Patrick Morel, member of the financial, social and environmental council of the Normandy area.
Enhance the attractiveness of trains
“A practice has a price, it is true. However on the identical time there are two methods of issues, both growing revenues or reducing bills. Typically, the primary response is to cut back bills, whereas I feel we must always work on these trains throughout off-peak hours, with a extra enticing provide”analyzes Patrick Morel.
“Since 1996 in Paris-Caen, we’ve got misplaced between 15 and 20 minutes. If we take the instance of Cherbourg, it’s 300 kilometers from Paris, it’s additional in journey time than Marseille, which is 800 kilometers away, so we actually have an issue with the attractiveness of rail“, continues Patrick Morel.
For its half, to justify the abolition of trains, the SNCF places ahead the financial argument. And the low filling. With the arrival of recent trains, it additionally hopes for higher attractiveness and higher punctuality.