The TER Centre is network operator for the six departments in the Centre region. These are Cher (18 ), Eure- et- Loir (28 ), Indre (36 ), Indre- et- Loire ( 37), Loir -et -Cher (41) and Loiret (45 ) and provides the logistics of the public here transport (LPT ) is available. Like the other TER companies in France, she is co-financed by the regional government and operated by the state railway SNCF.
With 22 million passengers per year has by its own account since 1998, this regional service provider develops the third strongest TER - operation in France. On working days, at an average of 85,000 passengers to the regional train. These are three times as many passengers as the introduction of co-operation. 90.5 % of trains were on time in 2007, that is, delayed no longer than six minutes.
With 39,150 km ², the area equivalent to 7 % of France, but 2.5 million inhabitants of this region account for only 4% of the state population. This discrepancy is caused by low urbanization and affects, inter alia, to the low density of railway stations: as each of the 160 stations must provide an area of 245 km ² on average. This number is located in the region of France compared well below the average.
In addition to the 1600 km railway track operated ( of a total of 1850 kilometers - without pure TGV ) are another 400 km of road with bus connection through one on TER Centre affiliated bus company. With 380 regional trains on 31 lines are 13.6 million train kilometers a year so.
2007, the cooperation between the SNCF and the regional administration was extended to 2013 for the first time by a further eight years. Funding is two-thirds of the regional administration and on December 2007 164 million euros. The budget increases annually due to expected cost increase of 4.5 million euros. To comply with the contracts concluded a bonus -malus system was agreed, which is based 60% on train punctuality. 40 % relate to other criteria, which are summarized in an extensive catalog of grievances (Annex 4 of the treaty text, above), where in the groups " station class A", " station class B", " train ", " bus ", " bus is "," information "and" information in special cases " (meaning cancellations, construction sites and the like) split. These states range from the availability of car and bicycle parking, cleanliness / safety of the station, including the removal of graffiti through to the correct application of the SNCF logo.
Since 1994, 32.5 million euros (of which 17.4 funded by the Region) invested in the renovation of the stations. 135 of the 160 stations are considered up-to -date, 33 are wheelchair accessible.
On 1 January 2007 the following cars were in the TER Centre in use:
For the modernization of the lines, the TER Centre has purchased with funds from the regional government, some new trains to replace the ausscheidenen in the above, 2008 trainsets: