Revolutionizing railway training with SNCF


SNCF, France’s national railway company, sought a modern training approach to support their digital transformation, catering to the new generation of learners. The project aimed to boost the competence of trainers and enhance both educational effectiveness and cost-efficiency.


Novelab, a Mantu brand, developed a virtual reality (VR) training program for SNCF, immersing trainees in lifelike railway scenarios.  

  • Control office mastery: Realistic traffic safety management training in a virtual control office. 
  • The railway right-of-way: Rule-abiding track crossing simulations for optimal safety. 
  • Engine proficiency: Train pre-start tests through immersive engine simulations. 
  • Complex operations were distilled into user-friendly experiences. The VR interface also ensured accessibility.

Client benefits

SNCF saw elevated trainer competence, streamlined resources, and engaging, flexible training. Safety awareness and operational skills surged as learners conquered virtual challenges. Novelab’s VR training program catalyzed SNCF’s digital transformation, equipping a new wave of railway professionals with the skills they need to master their roles. 

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