Market Focus: Full-Speed Ahead in France

In the 1950s, 50% of all goods transported in France were moved by rail… today it is a mere 9%.

This is why France’s major freight players (Fret SNCF, Euro Cargo Rail (Deutsche Bahn), VFLI (SNCF), Europorte and Lineas) have united to initiate the 4F alliance “Fret Ferroviaire Français du Futur”. 4F has aligned on a strategy to revive France’s rail freight transport sector. It has presented its plan "France Relance" to double the share of goods transported by rail. In turn, the French government has promised to invest 5 billion Euros into the rail system (funding of passenger and freight transport by rail) over the next two years and 6 billion Euros more into infrastructure projects (public transport and the bicycle in cities).

France is the oldest railway market in Europe. So GATX Rail France, established in 2014, really is a new player. As a result, we thought it just makes sense to introduce you to (y)our GATX French team.

Our GRE France office service France, Belgium and Spain. Since its establishment, the team has grown and moved to a bigger office in the lovely rue Tiquetonne in the 2nd district of Paris.

Our exceptionally young fleet makes us unique on the French market and our commitment to deliver excellent service holds true for our French team… Please connect with our Key Account Managers on LinkedIn:

The GATX French team serves our longstanding tank customers in this region and is active in establishing new relationships in the wood, construction, automotive and agricultural sector as our freight car fleet continues to grow.

A message from our French team to you: nous facilitons la location de wagons, contactez nous!


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