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Railway information
NameSociété Nationale des Chemins de fer français
PredecessorSee SNCF History
Track gaugesg
Length32000 km (19883.9 mi)
HeadquartersMontparnasse and 14th arrondissement, Paris

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The SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer français; "French National Railway Corporation"), is France's national state-owned railway company. SNCF operates the country's national rail services, including the TGV, France's high-speed rail network. Its functions include operation of rail services for passengers and freight, and maintenance and signaling of rail infrastructure owned by Réseau Ferré de France (RFF).

SNCF employs more than 180,000 people in 120 countries across the globe. The rail network consists of about 32,000 km (20,000 mi) of route, of which 1,800 km (1,100 mi) are high-speed lines and 14,500 km (9,000 mi) electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily. The chairman of SNCF is Guillaume Pépy. Its headquarters is in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, in the Rue du Commandant Mouchotte.

As of 2010 SNCF is rank 22 in France and 214 globally on the Fortune Global 500.

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