The SNCB is around 8% less efficient than other European railway companies. This is according to an internal study by the company, which De Standaard spoke about on Thursday. According to the study, which will be presented to the CEO Jo Cornu on Thursday, SNCB trains cost 8% more per kilometre than the average spent by other European railway companies.
Last year, the SNCB spent 1.9 billion euros on energy, staff, and additional costs. An 8% productivity increase would save it around 100 million euros a year.
Over the last few years, the SNCB has already taken measures to improve productivity, including increasing the number of trains circulating and reducing the number of staff on board its trains.