what SNCF offers for the transport of professional teams

what SNCF offers for the transport of professional teams


Christophe Galtier’s ironic remarks about the use of a “tank ship” for PSG transfers, instead of private planes, caused a lot of reactions. Contacted by BFMTV, SNCF “can offer everything possible” to organize the team’s movement.

Christophe Galtier’s ironic remarks about the use of a “tank ship” for the transfer of PSG, instead of private planes, caused a general outcry and the anger of politicians of all kinds. He contacted BFM TVSNCF recalls that the company has been transporting professional football, rugby, basketball and handball teams for many years, as was the case with the women’s team at OL or Stade Rennais a few months ago.

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SNCF “is able to offer everything as possible”, such as taking teams from the field and transferring them to a station (any station), customizing the passenger lounge at the station, customizing the TGV or two cars. in 1st class (60 to 64 people per car) at train terminals, safe access to cars, provide food in connection with dietitians or round trip or one way journey.

PSG did not request a quote from the department dedicated to the special TGV

On the other hand, the SNCF ensures that “there is no question of closing the station at 3 pm to allow the team to reach the train”. Contact was made this summer but PSG has not yet requested a quote from the department dedicated to the special TGV.

The capital club, however, got to experience Japanese railways inside the Shinkansen during their visit to Japan last July. An experience not to be repeated in France. Elsewhere in France or Europe, other teams have already chosen the rail route to another city. This was the case last weekend for Bordeaux (Ligue 2) which boarded the TGV at Saint-Jean station and arrived two hours later in Montparnasse before its match against Paris FC.

Last season, Stade Rennais players also took advantage of the high-speed line (LGV) launched in 2017 to reach the capital in less than an hour and a half. PSG’s women’s team is also accustomed to traveling by train. Abroad, Premier League, Serie A and La Liga clubs often use trains to get to the stadium.

AS, with Nicolas Pelletier and Gaëtane Meslin