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Aviation 13-04-2021

France to ban some domestic flights where train available

French MPs have voted to suspend domestic airline flights on routes that can be travelled by direct train in less than two and a half hours, as part of a series of climate and environmental measures.
Railways 29-01-2021

Rail sector posts multi-billion euro losses amid pandemic in 2020

European rail companies lost a staggering €26 billion in 2020 as the COVID-19 epidemic took a heavy toll on passenger and freight revenues across the continent, boding ill for 2021, designated to be the 'European year of rail'.
Railways 04-05-2020

French railways on track to seek virus bailout

France’s state-owned rail company has suffered losses of €2 billion because of the coronavirus outbreak and may need government aid in order to stave off job cuts. An already-agreed bailout for the aviation industry could end up boosting demand.

Government’s handling of pension strikes threatens France’s EU credibility

The French government continues to defend its pension reform proposal initially recommended by the European executive. Although it has since been watered down, its divisiveness has led to the paralysis of the transport system for almost a month. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 09-04-2018

French train strikes resume as unions square off with Macron

Travellers grappled with another crippling wave of transport strikes in France on Sunday (8 April), as train workers protested President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms and a stand-off between the government and rail unions hardened.
Brexit 05-03-2015

UK sells Eurostar stake

The British government has agreed to sell its 40% stake in Eurostar for a total of £757 million.
Musicians playing in Strasbourg at the Parliament's opening session, June 30, 2014 [© European Union 2014 - European Parliament]
Transport 10-07-2014

High-speed train link reinforces Parliament’s Strasbourg seat

Those campaigning against the European Parliament's seat in Strasbourg were dealt a major blow on Tuesday (8 July) when France’s national railway company, SNCF, announced a new direct TGV route between Brussels and Strasbourg. EURACTIV France reports.
Transport 10-04-2014

French union calls for EU to increase public transport funding

To cut greenhouse gases and improve quality of life, the French Union for Public Transport (UTP) is calling for a new European policy for public transportation. EURACTIV France reports.
Transport 06-11-2012

France under fire over rail merger proposal

France’s plan to merge its railway and infrastructure operations has drawn criticism and a call for the European Commission to block the move.