SNCF Connect has replaced OuiSNCF as the national train ticket booking service for France, and ushered in multiple changes to how rail tickets can be purchased and used on French journeys.
SNCF Connect is now the national train ticket booking service for journeys within and to and from France, it is a total overnight replacement for the prior ticketing service, OuiSNCF; registered users on OuiSNCF with upcoming tickets can use their account log-in details on SNCF Connect.
The new service is way beyond a re-design, as a core aim of SNCF Connect is to combine a journey planning service and a public transport ticket booking service across France.
Hence SNCF Connect is a multi-modal service, journeys can be booked which combine both bus + train travel, or solely bus travel; rail journeys can also be compared against car-sharing services, but in an echo of the French government transport policy SNCF Connect doesn't allow for comparison with flights.
With a fresh start required for what is in effect a state managed digital public transport service for France, for those who have previously booked rail tickets on OuiSNCF, the two key changes on SNCF Connect are:
The associated key changes to how French rail tickets can be booked and used are:
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