T.E.R. Grand Est


Grand Est Regional Council is leading a global regional project based on the central issues of sustainable development and solidarity. With the TER Grand Est transport network, it offers a real alternative to the car. The network is accessible to everyone for journeys throughout Lorraine. Focusing mainly on day-to-day travel, the TER Grand Est is connected to national and international rail services. With the development of the TER Grand Est network and its connections with other means of travel, transport is becoming a real lever for sustainable development.

To make the TER Grand Est network even more attractive, the Grand Est Regional Council is introducing:

  • Connections between network services.
  • Timetables that meet the needs of the people of Lorraine, as expressed at local consultation forums (TER Grand Est consultation forum).
  • A high-quality service with modern stations and comfortable trains.
  • A fare pricing and equal access policy, using a wide range of distribution channels.
  • A policy to provide users with dynamic information.

Website of the network | Tel. 0 800 870 529

Administrative region Grand Est

Grand Est Regional Council has been the organizing authority for regional passenger transport since 2002. It decides on fares, services, service quality and information for users of the TER Métrolor network (TER = Regional Trains). The SNCF is responsible for running the rail network. As the operator, the SNCF is fully responsible for the operation and commercial management of the network, for safety and for the use and maintenance of rolling stock. Certain regular regional road services (Métrolor lines) are run directly by passenger road transport companies but are marketed by the SNCF.

Grand Est Regional Council and the SNCF are bound by an operating agreement for the TER Métrolor services for the period 2007-2016. National and international services (TGV, Main Lines, TET) are the responsibility of the SNCF or the Government.

The financing of the TER Métrolor operation is based on cost-sharing: by buying a ticket, users finance 24% of the cost of TER Métrolor (2013 figures). Nearly 75 % of the TER operating cost is covered by the Grand Est Regional Council and therefore all tax-payers. This level of cover of costs through sales revenues is one of the lowest among France’s regional networks as the Grand Est Regional Council wants to make the Métrolor network accessible to as many people as possible and has developed a highly attractive regional fare policy: Métrolor regional fares.

In addition to offering attractive fares, the Grand Est Regional Council has an ambitious policy for the TER Métrolor based on the balanced development of the transport offer, the renewal of rolling stock, the improvement of connections between the different methods of transport and the adaptation of infrastructures to current and future travel needs.

Administrative region Grand Est | Tel. 03 87 33 60 00