Information published on 29 May 2012 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 294.

France: inauguration of the first “Versailles” train on SNCF’s Line C suburban rail service

On 16 May SNCF President Mr Guillaume Pepy, together with the President of the national museum and public establishment of Versailles Palace Mrs Catherine Pégard, inaugurated the first RER C train (part of the SNCF suburban train network) in the colours of the Château de Versailles.

As part of a unique partnership between SNCF and the national estate of Versailles, the train has been decorated from top to bottom with images of Versailles Palace and its gardens. This undertaking will benefit the many commuters in the Ile de France region who take the RER C on a daily basis, as well as the large number of tourists from across the world who visit Paris’ main attractions and the Sun King’s palace. Four other trainsets are to be decorated in similar designs by the end of this year.

(Source: SNCF)