The board of the Spanish national operator RENFE must obtain permission from the Spanish government to establish a French subsidiary in order to take advantage of the ongoing liberalization of this market. Railway Supply writes about this with reference to the Railway Gazette.

Renfe France

Announcing its plan to build a French business on February 2, RENFE said it wants to take on a long-term presence in France as a fundamental element of its strategic international expansion plan.

RENFE has received certificates allowing it to operate on the Barcelona-Lyon and Madrid-Barcelona-Marseille routes, and continues to work on obtaining a safety certificate allowing it to operate throughout France. RENFE notes that SNCF-owned Ouigo already has a safety case covering the Spanish 1435 mm gauge network.

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