Orange with Media Services, published on Sunday 04 July 2021 at 14:19
“You have to constantly know the price you pay in relation to the lowest price and the highest price,” said Minister of Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari at the microphone of BFMTV this Sunday July 4.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the summer will be well placed under the sign of tourism. On Wednesday June 30, SNCF Voyageurs CEO Christophe Fanichet said he was optimistic – even if attendance will not, according to him, reach pre-health crisis levels.
Going on vacation by train will a priori be accessible to all budgets, according to Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari this Sunday, July 4 on BFMTV.
“I asked the new SNCF boss (…) to have low prices for the summer.
There are 5 million tickets sold for the summer for less than 39 euros. For young people under 12, we have tickets at 8 euros. We have a policy of low prices, for night trains, these are tickets that cost between 19 and 39 euros “, he summed up.
The minister also advocated “price transparency” with the boss of the SNCF. “You have to constantly know the price you pay in relation to the lowest price and the highest price”, detailed Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.
1 million travelers this first weekend of July
“There is a subject to overhaul the price list. I asked the SNCF, which had adopted a grid that resembled that of the air, on the principle of supply and demand, to put back readability, transparency and simplicity in the price list, because it also benefits from a lot of subsidies and public aid, “continued the Minister of Transport.
For this summer, SNCF Voyageurs CEO Christophe Fanichet predicts “10% more travelers” compared to last year (outside the Paris region), from 20 to 22 million travelers in July and August.
Nearly a million travelers were expected in stations for the first weekend of July, according to SNCF.