Thursday, February 23, 2006

Save Our Trains!

France has a reputation for excellent rail service, but concerns over profitability threaten many of the less travelled rural lines. Over 700 people demonstrated on Saturday in Aveyron to protest against the planned elimination of the "Aubrac train" that travels from Paris to Béziers through Clermont-Ferrand. It crosses the Aubrac plateau as it goes south, the only train to do so. Already Rodez has had to fight to keep its night train to Paris.

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