The message of the president

A word from the President

At full speed, either by railcar, cogwheel train or pedaling, let’s discover those trains that make your dreams come true !

More than 90 tourist train and cyclo-handcar exploitations make up into UNECTO. They are committed to help you discover France in a different way, at low speed,  rocked by the train.

Back to taking holidays in their own country, increasing interest to industrial heritage… so many trends making tourist trains popular again. By reaching more than 3.7m admissions annually and rates of 3 to 4% growth, our activity is definitely a major development tool for regions, and a key solution to preserve and promote heritage.

Our clients are even more numerous. They expect entertainment from toursit trains but also a quality of service and obviously a high level of safety. Regulations dedicated to our exploitations have changed in that way during the last few years.

To take up these challenges, UNECTO was created and become more and more  structured. Our federation, by gathering firms, associations, professionals and volunteers, wants to be a place where experiences, skills and means are shared. Our ambition : to be even better in order to serve our clients, to be even more helpfull for regions welcoming us, to be even more safe.

You will discover on our website the activities of the federation as well as information about our members. You can contact us if you have any questions. And above all : have a nice tourist train journey !

Claude STEINMETZ President of UNECTO