From Railway Gazette; March 13, 2018
FRANCE: Transdev announced on March 12 that its train operating subsidiary CFTA had received a certificate of railway safety. This is a prerequisite for Transdev to enter the main line passenger market as a competitor to national railway SNCF.
CFTA already operates two rural passenger services in Bretagne, through a subcontracting arrangement with SNCF. Transdev also had a stake alongside Italian incumbent Trenitalia in open access operator Thello, which runs international trains between France and Italy, but it relinquished its share in September 2016.