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Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer français: the French national railway system.

SNCF (Société National des Chemins de Fer français) is the state-owned company that operates most of French railways and some regional buses.

The French passenger rail operations are divided in several groups, including:

  • Long-distance trains: TGV (trains à grande vitesse), the French high-speed trains;
  • Intercités, medium- and long-distance “normal-speed” trains;
  • TER, the regional trains, managed in cooperation with each regional administration;
  • Transilien and RER, which form Paris's suburban rail network;
  • freight, infrastructure and stations divisions.

Some international trains are operated or cooperated by SNCF or a subsidiary: