Coronavirus : the state is going to make a gesture financial to the SNCF - The Point

The SNCF has been hard hit by the economic crisis caused by the epidemic of sars coronavirus. The group railway has announced, through the voice of its CEO Jean

Coronavirus : the state is going to make a gesture financial to the SNCF - The Point

The SNCF has been hard hit by the economic crisis caused by the epidemic of sars coronavirus. The group railway has announced, through the voice of its CEO Jean-Pierre Farandou, losses of about 4 billion euros. Losses, in addition to the billion euros already lost during the strikes of December. The State is about to come to the aid of the SNCF.

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The minister of public Accounts, Gerald Darmanin, said on Monday that the State was about to make a "gesture" financial to the SNCF. "If – and there are – loss recipes were born out of the strikes of December and then the Covid of this period, we will be at the rendezvous of this great national enterprise," said on BFM TV/RMC Gérald Darmanin, who will receive Jean-Pierre Farandou.

"The State has always been at the rendez-vous"

" there will be a gesture-State financial, either directly from the SNCF, or that it is to institutions that work with the SNCF ", such as regions, said Gérald Darmanin. "The State has always been at the rendez-vous" for the station, stressed the minister, recalling that he had recently taken over a portion of its debt.

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In detail, during the period of the confinement, only 7% of TGV have been circulated. The SNCF has also recorded with shortfalls in important trains of daily life, " according to the boss of the group. And the recovery is only gradual, "very far from the speed of the restart observed after a strike," according to him.

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Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 05:33

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