Better TGV links to south of France: plans advance

A TGV inOui train in a French station

The launch of major railway improvements for south-east France, including a Nice airport TGV station, has been confirmed by the Transport Ministry.

Junior transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari has announced that phase 1 and 2 of the Ligne Nouvelle Provence Côte d’Azur (LNPCA) project will go ahead to the proposed schedule.

A major reason for the LNPCA project is allowing TVG trains to travel faster between Marseille and Nice, although a previous project for a dedicated fast 'LGV Paca' line for TGVs only was abandoned. The project is also ...

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