The railway is highly suited for the transport of heavy bulk traffic. On the SNCF trainload traffic accounts for more than 50% of the tonnage conveyed and more than 35% of the tonne-kilometres invoiced, despite the crisis. The article refers to the main traffic flows and their evolution. It explains the tariff conditions offered by the SNCF for full trainload traffic, for groups of wagons, for certain sets of wagons carrying liquid fuels and petroleum products or road construction and building materials. It then deals with the technical aspects of transport installations required for the dispatch and reception of trains, forwarding, programming train paths, as well as the return of empty wagons. Reference is also made to certain techniques derived from trainload working: Rapilege and TARC (transport par association de rames convergentes or forming trains with sets of wagons for the same destination).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

    92 rue Bonaparte
    75 Paris 6e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Daumas, J
    • Garandel, F
  • Publication Date: 1978-11


  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00194662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM