Barbara Pompili promises a large stimulus package for the rail - The Point

The State does not drop the actors of the transport. At the microphone of France Info, Thursday, July 9, the new minister of the ecological Transition, Barbara

Barbara Pompili promises a large stimulus package for the rail - The Point

The State does not drop the actors of the transport. At the microphone of France Info, Thursday, July 9, the new minister of the ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, announced that the government was preparing a "large stimulus package for the rail" and "all those who are transit" to help the sector to cope with losses related to a public health crisis. "The State will not let down all those who are doing public transport, which is the basis also of the ecological transition, so yes we are going to support, yes it will be a great stimulus package for the rail, yes we will help all those who take the public transport and we'll make sure that they do not have to pay the consequences" of the crisis, she said.

The minister for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari " is in the process of working on it ", she says. Confinement for nearly two months and the measures of distancing brought the traffic and hence the revenue of public transport operators. The crisis of the Covid-19 is expected to cost alone nearly 4 billion euros of turnover, the SNCF, according to the company's CEO, Jean-Pierre Farandou, which has called on the government to help.

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Several ministers have indicated in recent weeks that the railway company would be supported by the State. "Obviously, we want that the SNCF would continue to be able to offer train prices affordable by all, and that we continue the modernization of the network, which is indispensable," had said mid-June Elizabeth Terminal, which preceded Barbara Pompili to the ecological Transition. The RATP group is expecting his side to lose 380 million euros in sales in 2020 due to the health crisis and its consequences.

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on Wednesday, Île-de-France Mobility (IDFM) has decided not to pay the RATP and the SNCF, which circulate, trains, subways, trams and buses in the region until the State compensates the losses of revenue due to the crisis of the sars coronavirus. At the risk of undermining a little more business. IDFM evaluates the hole in its finances to 2.6 billion euros, on a total of about $ 4 billion for all local authorities that organize the public transport in France. The authority francilienne took the opportunity to remind on Wednesday that it had commissioned a multi-billion rolling stock to the rail manufacturers Alstom and Bombardier.

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The players of rail freight to grow them also in a recovery plan aimed at doubling the share of rail in transport of goods by 2030 and called on the State to support massively the sector in the name of the climate emergency. The State has initiated several plans to support sectors particularly affected by the consequences of the epidemic : 18 billion euros for the tourism sector, one of the most affected by the confinement, 15 billion euros of support to the aviation or even the 8 billion car plan.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 05:33

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