Examples of rail contracts

Newrest is located mainly in Europe, and is the global leader in rail catering. It has been developing its specific expertise for many years. Here are a few examples.


Since 2013, Newrest Wagons-Lits in France has been managing all on-board catering and related services on intercity and high-speed TGV trains belonging to SNCF (the French national rail operator) and Alléo (a joint venture between SNCF and Deutsche Bahn).


  • 300,000 meals served per week
  • Bar service on 4,000 trains per week
  • 1,313 employees
  • 2 customers: SNCF and Alleo

Facilit’rail, Newrest Group dedicated subsidiary to the logistics of rail catering, is:

  • 587 employees
  • 5 customers in France and international ⋅ SNCF CRM Services (TGV and IC), SNCF Mobility (Alleo), Ferrovial, Thalys and Eurostar
  • 14 proprietary sites located in Lille, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Bordeaux
  • 9 sub-contracted bases
  • 259,000 logistical transport operations per year
  • 4 million food containers prepared and shipped annually
  • 700 trains processed per day
Des employés de la compagnie ferroviaire Wagons-Lits en plein service


Newrest Wagons-Lits in Austria, formerly known as Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, has been working with its main customer – Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) – for over 85 years.

Our Austrian subsidiary offers hotel and catering services on overnight trains.


  • Hotel services for 15,000 overnight passengers per week
  • 2,500 meals served per week
  • On-board services on 160 cars per week
  • 550 employees
  • 2 logistics centers
  • 1 customer: ÖBB
Un employé de la compagnie ferroviaire Wagons-Lits en service


Newrest Wagons-Lits in Portugal provides catering on Alfa Pendular high-speed trains and Intercités, as well as hotel services on overnight international trains on behalf of Comboios de Portugal.


  • 400 trains catered per week
  • Hotel services on 14 overnight trains per week
  • 165 employees
  • 1 logistics center
  • 1 customer: Comboios de Portugal
Photo des services de la compagnie Wagons-Lits

In Canada, teams of Newrest provide meal production and logistics services for Via Rail.

In Saudi Arabia, the services include food and retail on board and in the stations, for two customers: SAR & SRO.