Macron announces plan to build express train lines in urban centres


French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wants to see the future building of express commuter rail networks in towns and cities across France, calling it 'a super idea, for the environment, for the economy and for the quality of life'.

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French President Emmanuel Macron says he wants to see regional express trains, similar to the Paris RER system, linking suburbs and centre in ten metropolitan areas, although he did not propose a time scale for the development, nor explain how it might be financed, reports Radio France Internationale.