The SNCF will simplify its range of tariff from may 9, to make tickets more easily refundable or exchangeable and offer a new range of cards for discounts, presented as a “more advantageous”.
The SNCF will not provide more than three rates, second, first and business first” in the TGV (excluding Ouigo), and City. There will be more of a rate per train in each of these three classes –which will replace including the current “Prem’s”, “Leisure” and “Pro”–, – has explained on Friday to journalists the general director of Voyages SNCF, Rachel Picard.
If the name “Prem’s” will used for the cheapest rates, all tickets are now refundable or exchangeable, free of charge, up to thirty days before departure, for 5 euros for up to three days and for 15 euros until the departure of the train.
“The price will not increase,” added Ms. Picard.
The boss of SNCF Voyages will also “launch of the cards less expensive, that give more reductions, and thus that are more favourable”. “They pay nearly the first purchase”, she bragged.
The reduction cards will all be sold at 49 euros for a year. They will guarantee a 30% reduction for adults, and possibly 60% for children (4 to 11 years), for all tickets –including new “Prem’s”.
Concretely, the Advantage card Young person is going to replace the card Young STATION (currently being sold for 50 euros) for 12-27 years, The card Advantage Senior is going to replace the board Senior+ (currently 60 euros) for more than 60 years, and the Advantage card Weekend card Weekend (currently € 75). As to the Advantage card Family, it will override the current map Child+ (75 euros), allowing adult and a possible accompanying carry up to three children.
For these last two, they will be valid on a return trip including a weekend day, according to the SNCF.
Rachel Picard said to want to go from 2.7 million to 4 million holders. All of these cards will be valid on the TER if the regions concerned agree to it, but not on Ouigo.
Finally, a new map to Freedom from 399 euros to replace the current subscription Rate, giving substantial discounts on the TGV and classical City in the whole of France.