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French railways to offer low fares

SNCF extends low-cost services French railways, SNCF, is rolling out cheap fares at €10 a journey to another eight cities on its OuiGo services and adding 46 destinations at €5 to its low...
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French rail strike

As the French rail strike goes into its seventh day on Tuesday 17 June only about a quarter of the trains were running in the Paris region, with many international connections to Spain, Switzerland an...
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New low-cost ferry offers from France to UK

New low-cost ferry services are to start between Le Havre and Portsmouth four times a week on 25 March. The service, to be run by Brittany Ferries, will cost €96 one-way for two passengers plu...
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Air France pilots to strike

Air France pilots are threatening a strike from 22-25 February – a school holiday period – in protest against possible transfer of pilots to the low-cost company Transavia. The pilots&r...
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France issues new driving licences

France is now issuing new driving licences in line with the standard EU plastic cards to replace the old and less secure paper model. All applications for driving licences from 16 September will ha...
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Fewer deaths on French motorways

Deaths on French motorways in 2012 fell by more than 25 per cent according to a report by the Association des Sociétés Françaises d’Autoroutes (ASFA), accounting for 143 of...
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Air France offer low cost MiNi

Air France is offering low-cost tickets to 58 destinations in France, Europe and north Africa in a new strategy to fight off budget rivals such as Ryanair and Easyjet. France’s national airline...
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French railways strike

Train passengers throughout France can expect delays until Friday 26 October because of strikes in protest against restructuring plans by the state railway SNCF. Travellers have been advised to contac...
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Pedestrian banks along the Seine

Plans put forward by the Socialist mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, to pedestrianise the banks of the Seine are not popular among motorists. Two associations – 40millions d’automobil...
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Easyjet threatens French strike

EasyJet's French-based pilots are threatening to strike on 15, 17 and 19 August, the height of the mid-summer holiday season. The industrial action is over pay and bonuses and will affect about 250 st...
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France sticks to November for breathalyser date

All vehicles in France must be equipped with a breathalyser by 1 November. At present there are shortages in supermarkets and pharmacies so the date has been extended from 1 July. There are no plans t...
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French Railways to launch bus service

SNCF, France’s rail service, is launching a bus service to try to encourage people to travel long distances by public transport instead of by car. It will also provide a cheap alternative to the...
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Paris eases rules for cyclists

Paris is testing new rules for cyclists in a few areas of the city. Bicyclists may now ignore red traffic lights if they are turning right at a junction and the road is clear. They may also cross a T-...
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Paris eases rules for cyclists

Paris is testing new rules for cyclists in a few areas of the city. Bicyclists may now ignore red traffic lights if they are turning right at a junction and the road is clear. They may also cross a T-...
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French railways tightens ticket checks

French railways (SNCF) are introducing a test scheme to tighten up security on trains. Inspectors on the Paris-Rennes TGV trains will now ask passengers for their tickets at the doors of the trains ra...
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Tuk-tuks expand in Paris

A new fleet of 24 tuk-tuks went into operation on Paris streets at the end of December. It runs seven days a week and picks up passengers from 150 points on the most popular bus routes. The small,...
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Two new heliports for Paris

Central government has revealed plans for two new heliports in Paris to feed the city
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Paris Metro bosses put schedules above passenger safety say unions

Paris metro drivers are being forced to put schedules above passenger safety, say the city
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Parking fines set to soar

Fines for unpaid parking fees in Paris are to rise by 82 per cent to
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Lights go out on Paris motorways

Streetlights are to be extinguished on 130 km of motorway and main roads in the Paris region. The first road to go dark is the western section of the A86, between the A15 and A14, and 10 other stretch...
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