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SNCF (Société nationale des chemins de fer français{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; "National society of French railways" or "French National Railway Company") is France's national state-owned railway company and manages the rail traffic in France and the Principality of Monaco. SNCF operates the country's national rail services, including the TGV, France's high-speed rail network. Its functions include operation of railway services for passengers and freight, and maintenance and signalling of rail infrastructure.

On 1 January 2015, Réseau ferré de France (RFF) merged with SNCF Infra and the Direction de la circulation ferroviaire (DCF) and became SNCF Réseau, the operational assets of SNCF became SNCF Mobilités, and both groups were placed under the control of SNCF.

SNCF employs more than 180,000 people in 120 countries around the globe. The railway network consists of about {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} of route, of which {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} are high-speed lines and {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily. The company has its headquarters in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, in the Rue du Commandant Mouchotte.<ref name=legal>"Legal information." SNCF. Retrieved on 24 October 2013.</ref>

In 2010 SNCF was ranked 22nd in France and 214th globally on the Fortune Global 500 list.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

It is the main business of the SNCF group, which in 2011 employed 245,090 people and had €32.6 billion of sales in 120 countries. The chairman of the SNCF group is Guillaume Pépy.

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