Against the background of the Contract renewal between the State and SNCF, long-term studies covering demand were carried out to assess the place of railways in the overall transport context. The aim of these studies was to highlight the impact of national social and economic trends as well as of the international environment (more particularly the cost of crude oil), and to identify strategic corporate actions together with shifts of emphasis in Government transport policy. The results obtained were based on a dual approach involving recourse to classical econometric methods and the lessons drawn from marketing studies. They suggest a moderate growth of the "transportable" potential, an increase in the railborne share of passenger traffic thanks to improvements in the quality of service, and possibilities of securing a firmer foothold in the full-load market providing measures to level out the conditions of competition are gradually introduced.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

    92 rue Bonaparte
    75 Paris 6e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Baudouin, J M
  • Publication Date: 1983-11


  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00382642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Revue Generale des Chemins de Fer
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM